Chicago Bears: Detailed look at all of Ryan Pace’s draft-day trades

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Chicago Bears 2017 NFL Draft

Chicago Bears trade up to select QB Mitchell Trubisky

Chicago Bears receive:

  • No. 2 pick – QB Mitchell Trubisky

San Francisco 49ers receive:

  • No. 3 pick – DE Solomon Thomas
  • No. 67 pick – Traded to New Orleans Saints who selected RB Alvin Kamara
  • No. 111 pick – Traded to Seattle Seahawks who selected S Tedric Thompson
  • No. 70  pick (2018) – ILB Fred Warner

Looking back on this trade, all I have to say is: yikes. For starters, Solomon Thomas didn’t amount to much. He was a bust as a pick as well. But, the haul the 49ers got was incredible. Fred Warner is now an elite inside linebacker and Alvin Kamara is an elite running back. The Bears gave up a lot to trade up only one spot.

This pick is infamous all because the Bears passed on both Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes who may rule the NFL for the next decade at the quarterback position. They gave up a lot all for a quarterback who likely would have still been there at third overall. Mitchell Trubisky is now a backup in Buffalo as well. This trade was bad.

Chicago Bears trade down to select TE Adam Shaheen

Chicago Bears receive:

  • No. 45 pick – TE Adam Shaheen
  • No. 119 pick – RB Tarik Cohen
  • No. 197 pick – Traded to Los Angeles Rams
  • No. 115 pick (2018) – ILB Joel Iyiegbuniwe

Arizona Cardinals receive:

  • No. 36 pick – S Budda Baker
  • No. 221 pick – Traded to Las Vegas Raiders

This is another trade that makes you cringe when you see it. Budda Baker is now the second-highest-paid safety in the NFL in terms of average salary per season. Baker earned himself two All-Pro honors for the Cardinals and has been a force for them at strong safety.

The Bears in return got Adam Shaheen who racked up a whopping 33 receptions and four touchdowns for the Bears in three seasons. He showed promise as a rookie, but he struggled to stay healthy. The Bears eventually traded Shaheen (somehow). Luckily, the Bears got an elite punt returner and receiving running back out of the trade to at least make it better. Still, a bad trade.