The Chicago Bears made the first of many shocking moves in the first round of the NFL Draft when they traded up one spot from No. 3 to No. 2 to select quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
Chicago traded with the San Francisco 49ers, and the 49ers received the Bears’ first round pick in 2017, third round picks in 2017 and 2018, and a fourth round pick in 2018. The 49ers selected defensive end Solomon Thomas with the No. 3 overall pick.
Trading back one spot and getting three additional picks was a shrewd move for new 49ers general manager John Lynch. The 49ers’ Twitter account had some fun with the Bears by tweeting a picture of Thomas coming after Trubisky during Stanford’s win over North Carolina in the Sun Bowl last year.
The 49ers were probably going to take Thomas anyway, so the fact that they gained three additional picks makes the Bears look pretty bad.
If Trubisky turns out to be an elite QB, then maybe the Bears get the last laugh. But for now, this doesn’t appear to be a good trade for Chicago.
Whoever runs San Francisco’s Twitter account gets an A for the first round of the draft.