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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS / MITCHELL TRUBISKY

NFL.com Instant Draft Grade Mitch Trubisky: B+ - NFL Videos - NFL Media's Matt Smith, Bucky Brooks, and Lance Zierlein give Mitch Trubisky a B+ draft grade.

Wiederer: Bears go all-in, engineer jaw-dropping trade to draft QB Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Tribune - The Bears moved up to the No. 2 pick from the No. 3 spot during Thursday night's first round of the NFL draft and selected North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky.

Five facts: North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky - NFL Videos - Which NFL team did Mitchell Trubisky grow up rooting for? Check out five things you should know about the North Carolina prospect.

DeWitt: Analyzing the Chicago Bears' 2017 First Round Pick Mitch Trubisky - In this episode, Da Bears Brothers share their instant reaction of the Bears drafting Trubisky and explain how he will impact the team in 2017 (and beyond).

Mike Mayock's pick-by-pick draft analysis - NFL.com - Mike Mayock breaks down every selection in the 2017 NFL Draft, from the predictable picks to the wild trades. About Trubisky: "I'm going to be the first one to put my hand up and say I obviously did not see that coming. I really thought that Chicago was excited about Mike Glennon. So they paid him pretty well and then to move up and give up that draft capital for Trubisky, for me, is a big risk."

LeGere: Bears pay huge price to trade up for QB Trubisky - Daily Herald - Despite the fact that they'll pay quarterback Mike Glennon $16 million this year, the Bears traded up one spot to No. 2 overall to take North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

Instant reaction: Bears trade up, grab QB Mitch Trubisky - CSN Chicago - Instant reaction: Bears trade up, grab QB Mitch Trubisky

Video: Alex Brown's reaction to Bears drafting Mitch Trubisky - CSN Chicago - Alex Brown's reaction to Bears drafting Mitch Trubisky

Video: Trubisky - I'm so excited to be a Chicago Bear - CSN Chicago - Mitchell Trubisky talks about being selected by the Bears with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Stankevitz: Is Mitchell Trubisky a one-year wonder? UNC teammates say that's an 'unfair' label - CSN Chicago - Mitchell Trubisky's teammates from North Carolina don't believe it's fair to label the potential first-round quarterback as a one-year wonder.

2017 NFL Draft Profile: North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky - CSN Chicago - Get to know North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with our latest NFL Draft Profile.

Stakevitz: Bears trade up and get their quarterback: North Carolina's Mitchell Trubisky - CSN Chicago - With their highest pick since 1972, the Bears moved up one spot to No. 2 and selected North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

Emma: Bears Trade Up To No. 2, Select North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky - CBS Chicago - The Bears pulled a shocker, sending the 49ers the No. 3 pick and three others to grab Trubisky.

Finley: Stunner - Bears trade 4 picks, take QB Mitchell Trubisky - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears traded up to draft second.

Cox: Instant analysis of Bears drafting Mitchell Trubisky in 1st round-| Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears drafted North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky in the first round, a franchise-altering decision with an eye on the future.

Kwiecinski: Highlights of Bears 1st round pick Mitchell Trubisky - Bears Wire - Highlights of Bears first-round pick Mitchell Trubisky

Mayer: Bears make bold trade to land Trubisky - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears stunned the NFL Thursday night by trading up one spot in the first round of the draft to select North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with the second overall pick.

7 things you didn't know about Mitchell Trubisky, the Chicago Bears No. 2 overall draft pick | Pro Football Weekly - Fun facts on the Bears' No. 2 pick, Mitchell Trubisky

Fishbain: The Chicago Bears trade up to No. 2 to draft North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky - Pro Football Weekly - Bears make stunning move to take quarterback of the future

Zeglinski: It’s time for Pace’s magnum opus - The Rock River Times - In the third edition of the NFL draft that Ryan Pace’s brain trust gets a shot at, it’s likely the most crucial.

Photos of Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Tribune - Photos of quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who the Chicago Bears selected with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Alper: Bears trade up to No. 2, take Mitchell Trubisky - ProFootballTalk - The Bears had the third pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, but they didn't want to wait that long to get on the clock. Mike Glennon may not be long for the Bears' starting quarterback job.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Skrbina: Titans tab Wheaton Warrenville South graduate Corey Davis fifth in NFL draft - Chicago Tribune - The Tennessee Titans selected Western Michigan's Corey Davis, a Wheaton Warrenville South product, with the fifth pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Florio: Roger Goodell gets loudly booed, league exec pushes back - ProFootballTalk - The good news about having 80,000 people show up for the draft is that it makes the event seem bigger than ever. The bad news is all more voices to boo Roger Goodell with. Boo Goodell they did in Philadelphia.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Burke: Bears trade up to select QB Mitchell Trubisky - Acme Packing Company - This move was...surprising.

Reisman: Bears trade up, hilariously take a quarterback - Pride Of Detroit - Let the schadenfreude flow through you. With all due respect to Trubisky, this pick is hilarious. The Bears shelled out a huge three-year, $45 million contract to Mike Glennon just a few months ago, and now they just essentially spent four draft picks on a new quarterback, one that wasn’t even the consensus best quarterback in the draft.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Silverstein: Patrick Mannelly’s 2017 NFL Draft long snapper scouting report - Windy City Gridiron - The longtime Bear shares his findings on three top long snapper prospects he worked with this offseason.

Zeglinski: Ryan Pace’s plan for the Bears and excitement for the draft must match his action - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago’s general manager is ready for a whirlwind weekend. One that will define the rest of his career.

Sunderbruch: Chicago Bears: 2017 NFL Draft Open Thread - Windy City Gridiron - An Open Thread for the draft

Kev H: 2017 NFL Draft: Twitter mocks the Chicago Bears actual draft - Windy City Gridiron - Bears Twitter seems generally unpleased.

Schweickert: 2017 NFL Draft: Chicago Bears Trade Up, Select Mitchell Trubisky with #2 Overall Pick - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears traded up to make their selection of, they hope, their quarterback of the future.

Zeglinski: Grading the Bears’ pick of Mitchell Trubisky - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears gave up quite the bounty in moving up to get their man at No. 2 overall. Now let’s assess it.

FANPOSTS

Sammo80: Should the Bears draft Mitch Trubisky with the intent to trade him to the Cleveland Browns? - Windy City Gridiron - There has been consistent chatter amongst the NFL insiders that the Cleveland Browns have reached out to several teams in the top ten to find a trade partner in order to draft Mitch Trubisky. Last...

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