The Chicago Bears made a wise trade on Friday to refill in around their new developing franchise quarterback in Mitchell Trubisky. After giving up two third-rounders, a fourth-rounder, and the No. 3 overall pick to move up to select Trubisky on Thursday night, a wise trade puts the Bears back in business to fill out their roster.
Many speculated the Bears would trade back and general manager Ryan Pace did not disappoint in a deal with the Arizona Cardinals. The Arizona Cardinals moved up to Chicago’s previous No. 36 slot to get Washington safety Budda Baker and in the process gave up their second-round pick (No. 45), their fourth-rounder this year (No. 119), their sixth-rounder this year (No. 197), and Arizona’s 2018 fourth-rounder.
This deal was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Arizona traded second-, fourth- and sixth-round picks to Chicago to move up for defense. Bears recoup some picks.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 28, 2017
All in all, quite the haul for one premium second-rounder for Chicago to get for No. 36. You may miss some on other prospects like you like but reacquire chances at others you like later on. Another trade down could be in the works, or the Bears actually pick tonight. Pace holds all the cards.
Chicago Bears Remaining Draft Picks
2nd Round - 12th pick, 45th overall
4th Round - 4th pick, 117th overall (from Buffalo)
4th Round - 12th pick, 119th overall (from Arizona)
5th Round - 3rd pick, 147th overall
6th Round - 13th pick, 197th overall (from Arizona)
7th Round - 3rd pick, 221st overall