2017 NFL Draft Grades: Bears get a D for trading up to draft Mitchell Trubisky No. 2
Trubisky is going to stir up some drama in the quarterback room
With the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears select quarterback Mitchell Trubisky from North Carolina.
- Draft Tracker: Round 1
Pete Prisco's Grade: D
Why give up so much to get this guy? It makes no sense. Is he Tom Brady all of a sudden? Bad move.
Prisco also noted on our draft show that it's a "terrible trade" by the Bears -- he's right. They spent a TON to get up to No. 2 and acquire Trubisky as their future franchise quarterback.
It cost the Bears a ton to move up.
Specifically the Bears gave up No. 67 overall, No. 111 overall and their third-round pick in 2018 simply to move up one spot and draft Trubisky. Whether you like Trubisky as a quarterback or not, the trade was an absolute fleecing.
The Bears just spend big money on Mike Glennon in free agency so this was a stunning decision to move up, give up a ton of draft capital and go get Trubisky. Despite having just 13 starts to his name at the college level, Trubisky is considered the consensus top quarterback in the 2017 draft. He largely operated out of the spread system that Larry Fedora ran at North Carolina, lending to some concerns that he will need time to adjust to a more pro-style system. But he showed throughout the year that he has the capability to make big-time throws.
The Bears made an odd move to trade up for Mitchell Trubisky, especially after they signed Mike Glennon this offseason. Trubisky won't have any seasonal Fantasy value, but he's likely a second-round pick in dynasty leagues.
Andy Dalton: The ceiling might well be the roof for Trubisky, but there isn't a consensus for a comparison, as you can see him matched up with everyone from Dalton (NFLDraftScout.com) to Matthew Stafford (NFL.com).
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