NFL's wild opening round could yield more surprises on Day 2

NFL's wild opening round could yield more surprises on Day 2

Though the players are late round picks, don't think that means they're any less important than the people drafted before them.

Discipline seems to be the new focus in Cleveland, as the Browns looked like they might have actually done something right in the draft.

I said in my mock draft that I wanted to give the 49ers Solomon Thomas at #2 overall, but I was hesitant to give them a first round defensive line player for the third year in a row. Doing so will be a bannable offense. That is good for the teams drafting after the run on offensive players ended.

Philadelphia Eagles: The host-team cleaned up on the final day of picks, using five selections from the 4th to 6th rounds, to add an influx of youth to a retooling Eagles roster.

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There have been cases recently where a college pitcher has come up the same year he was drafted, but that's very rare.

The Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans also traded up in the first round to snag a quarterback.

There's no doubt that the opening round of the 2017 NFL Draft contained some dramatic trades, surprise picks, and overall just an insane amount of intrigue.

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The first stunning move was the Bears trading with the 49ers to select North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky at No. 2. Credit to the Browns for not reaching for a quarterback and going for the best player in the draft, who will surely contribute immediately.

"I am honored as an undrafted free agent to be selected to make the Cowboys' second-round draft pick".

- The Patriots traded down in the third round, as they often do, by moving a third-rounder (72) and a sixth-rounder (200) to the Titans for a third-rounder (83) and a fourth-rounder (124).

ESPN has had a pretty rough week by just about any measure, and though positive ratings news probably isn't much solace for those who lost their jobs, the Worldwide Leader's NFL Draft broadcast did pick up some year-over-year gains.

The team addressed their defensive issues early by drafting Myles Garrett with their No. 1 pick. Tampa Bay has sent its franchise QB a message that it's ready to put the ball in his hands and go.

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