Kiper's Round 1 winners, question marks, more

Well, Day 1 of the 2017 NFL draft?was eventful, right? We started the day thinking top quarterback Mitchell Trubisky would go No. 1 overall,?and then we thought he might fall out of the top 10, and then the Bears pulled off a stunner to move up to No. 2 and take him. That’s the draft for you. So here are the moves I liked from the first round, along with some that provide more questions than answers, with a few nuggets in between.?If you don’t see your team here, remember, I’m going to break down all 32 teams?in my draft grades?on Saturday night: Winners 1. San Francisco 49ers The Niners are the early favorite to earn an “A” in my post-draft grades, making two trades and getting two prospects I ranked in my top eight. To move down one spot from No. 2 to No. 3 with the Bears, they also got pick Nos.?67 and 111 this year and a third-round pick in 2018. That’s a heist. Then the Niners got their guy anyway,…

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Deshaun Watson goes 12th to Texans after trade with Browns

HOUSTON — The Houston Texans traded up with the Cleveland Browns to select Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson with the No. 12 pick in Thursday’s NFL draft. Houston traded its 2017 first-round pick (No. 25) and 2018 first-round pick to move up to No. 12. Combined with an earlier first-round trade between the teams, the Texans traded two first-round picks (one from 2018), a second-round pick (’18), a sixth-round pick and? Brock Osweiler?to the Browns for Watson and a fourth-round pick. Watson called the selection a “perfect situation” for him after he was selected. Texans coach Bill O’Brien and general manager Rick Smith said in conference calls that? Tom Savage?would remain the starting quarterback and that Watson would come in and learn. Watson was the third quarterback taken, nearly five months after leading Clemson to a national championship, with North Carolina’s? Mitchell Trubisky?going to the …

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Bears draft Mitchell Trubisky, 49ers take Solomon Thomas after teams swap Nos. 2, 3 picks

The San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears swapped the Nos. 2 and 3 picks in the NFL draft, and the Bears used the second selection on quarterback Mitchell Trubisky of North Carolina. In swapping spots with the Bears, the 49ers get Chicago’s third- and fourth-round picks (Nos. 67 and 111) in this draft and a third-rounder in 2018. With the third pick, the 49ers chose defensive lineman? Solomon Thomas of Stanford — the highest pick of a Cardinal player in any draft. He played just two seasons at Stanford. Trubisky told ESPN after his selection that he had no idea the swap was happening and that he did not get a call to alert him to his selection. “I didn’t think I was going to get picked until the commish made the call,” he said. “It was crazy. It’s a dream come true. It’s as surreal as it gets.” Trubisky, who had just 13 starts in college, is the highest drafted quarterback by the Bears in the common draft era…

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