Chicago Bears: A look at other players who have been drafted 20th overall
By Braden Fogal
Chicago Bears draft outlook: 2017, Denver selects Garrett Bolles
Garrett Bolles certainly had one of the most memorable draft day experiences when he brought his child up on stage to meet NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the 2017 draft.
The former Ute is coming off his best season as a pro on a Broncos offensive line that ranked 25th according to Pro Football Focus. That didn’t stop Bolles from balling out and earning a four-year contract extension.
PFF writer Ben Linsey (@PFF_Linsey on Twitter) even stated in his description, “Garett Bolles’ ascent to grading out as one of the best tackles in the NFL came as one of the bigger surprises when looking at offensive line play this season. It’s hard to think that a reduction in holding penalties being called across the NFL didn’t play some role in his breakout, but it was an impressive season for the fourth-year man out of Utah nonetheless — a season that earned him a fresh, four-year contract extension with the team.”
The 28-year-old tackle is hitting his prime on a team with two very talented running backs in Melvin Gordon and RFA Phillip Lindsay. Let’s move on to other notable selections.
We all know who the Bears selected in 2017. After Bolles was selected, Buffalo selected Tre’Davious White at Pick 27, Pittsburgh selected T.J. Watt at Pick 30, New Orleans capitalized on a stellar draft by selecting Ryan Ramczyk at Pick 32, Arizona selected Budda Baker at Pick 36 and Minnesota selected Dalvin Cook at Pick 43.
Finally, last but not least.