It didn't take long for an NFL team to royally screw up their 2017 draft.
The Chicago Bears were sitting at No. 3 overall, but apparently couldn't wait that long—so they traded four draft picks to the San Francisco 49ers, their first-rounder included, to move up just one spot.
To move up one spot?! pic.twitter.com/WioL2RcEcC
— Chris Wesseling (@ChrisWesseling) April 28, 2017
They then turned around and used the No. 2 pick (or, in you could say, the No. 3 pick, two third-rounders, and a fourth-rounder) to land Mitchell Trubisky, the raw North Carolina quarterback with a whopping 13 career college starts under his belt who is a years-away project that wasn't even expected to be selected in the draft's first 10 picks.
Needless to say, Bears fans were less than pleased with the work of general manager Ryan Pace.
Bear fans react in Chicago pic.twitter.com/iSAhN9ZdQz
— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD2_) April 28, 2017
To see just how lopsided the trade truly was, look no further than these comments from Jacksonville Jaguars executive vice president Tom Coughlin, who won two Super Bowls as head coach of the New York Giants.
— Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) April 28, 2017
For their "troubles," the 49ers landed two premier defensive talents. With the third pick, they took Stanford defensive lineman Solomon Thomas, who they'd apparently wanted the whole time, then flipped one of the Bears picks to snag Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster at No. 31. Foster's top-10 stock had fallen with the emergence of off-field issues.
Not a bad first draft day for new 49ers GM John Lynch.