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In the SB Nation 2017 re-draft the Bears take George Kittle

As s part of SB Nation’s “What If” week, the NFL site managers are all participating in a do-over of the 2017 draft. Hindsight is always 20/20!

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With quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson off the board to the Browns and 49ers respectively, the Chicago Bears took All Pro Tight end George Kittle with the third overall pick in the SB Nation Writer Re-Draft.

I went with Kittle, who is the best all around tight end in the game today, over other top prospects like Myles Garrett, Jamal Adams, Christian McCaffrey, and Tre’Davious White.

Out of that entire draft class there have only been six players named First Team All-Pro with multiple Pro Bowl appearances and Kittle is one of them. The others are Mahomes, Adams, T.J. Watt, Budda Baker, and Eddie Jackson.

Kittle is a game changer that not only has the most receiving yards of the entire class, but is also a devastating blocker. He’s a three down player that would help all aspects of the offense, plus he plays with an infectious Cero Miedo mindset and would give the Bears a star at a position they’ve struggled filling for a while now.

Here’s how the entire first round went.