What if the Chicago Bears had traded down instead of up in the 2017 NFL Draft?
According to Adam Schefter, the Chicago Bears were being duplicitous with the Cleveland Browns before the first round of the draft. Schefter suggests the Bears’ secrecy regarding their desire to move up via trade with the 49ers is tied to faux trade talks Pace may have been having with the Browns.
What if the Bears took the deal to trade down instead of the deal to trade up?
The Cleveland Browns held the 12th pick in the first round, and would have had to include their second, third, and sixth round picks to make it close to the value of the Bears’ third overall pick.
That leaves the Bears with the following picks, and a world of opportunity:
Here’s a look at what could have been.