Okay, so technically we’re a week late in wrapping up SB Nation’s “What If” Theme week, but it takes a while to coordinate 32 NFL site managers to run through a full two round re-draft.
We got through the first round and are in the middle of round two right now.
No. 3 - Chicago Bears: George Kittle, TE, Iowa
Just because the Bears didn’t make a blockbuster trade to move up one spot in this alternate reality doesn’t mean Lester Wiltfong at Windy City Gridiron wouldn’t shake things up. George Kittle, who had 1,053 yards and five touchdowns for the 49ers last season en route to the Super Bowl, was originally selected by the Niners in the fifth round of the 2017 draft. This is possibly the only move that would have been more surprising at the time than what the Bears actually did — but knowing what we know now about Kittle, it likely would have paid off.
No. 4 - Jacksonville Jaguars: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
No. 5 - Tennessee Titans: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
No. 6 - New York Jets: Jamal Adams, S, LSU
No. 7 - Los Angeles Chargers: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU
No. 8 - Carolina Panthers: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
No. 9 - Cincinnati Bengals: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
No. 10 - Buffalo Bills: T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin
No. 11 - New Orleans Saints: Marlon Humphrey, DB, Alabama
No. 12 - Cleveland Browns: Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State
No. 13 - Arizona Cardinals: Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee
No. 14 - Philadelphia Eagles: Eddie Jackson, S, Alabama
Another Alabama product comes off the board at No. 14, sending Eddie Jackson to the Eagles courtesy of Bleeding Green Nation. Jackson slipped into the fourth round of the actual draft before being snapped up by the Bears, in part because he wasn’t able to perform at the Combine due to a broken leg he suffered during the October of his final college season. The two-time Pro Bowler also earned first-team All-Pro honors in 2018 after contributing one sack, two forced fumbles, and six picks.
No. 15 - Indianapolis Colts: Kenny Golladay, WR, Northern Illinois
No. 16 - Baltimore Ravens: JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC
No. 17 - Washington: Jonathan Allen, DT, Alabama
No. 18 - Tennessee Titans: Adoree’ Jackson, CB, USC
No. 20 - Denver Broncos: Budda Baker, S, Washington
No. 22 - Miami Dolphins: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State
No. 23 - New York Giants: Taylor Moton, T, Western Michigan
No. 25 - Houston Texans: Desmond King, CB, Iowa
No. 26 - Seattle Seahawks: D.J. Jones, DT, Ole Miss
No. 27 - Kansas City Chiefs: Shaquill Griffin, CB, UCF
No. 28 - Dallas Cowboys: Marcus Williams, S, Utah
No. 30 - Pittsburgh Steelers: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
No. 31 - Atlanta Falcons: Dion Dawkins, T, Temple
No. 32 - New Orleans Saints: Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi
In the real second round of this draft the Bears took tight end Adam Shaheen from Ashland college with the 45th overall pick. Chicago’s actual pick before trading down was at 36, and the Cardinals took safety Budda Baker in that spot in 2017.
Here’s how the top of the 2nd-round re-draft has gone so far...
No. 33 - Cleveland Browns: John Johnson, S, Boston College
No. 34 - San Francisco 49ers: Curtis Samuel, WR, Ohio State
No. 35 - Jacksonville Jaguars: Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Coloorado
So with the Bears up at 36 overall in the second-round, what would you do?
For a refresher on the players picked that year check out Pro Football Reference.