2017 NFL Draft Grades for Every Team

Chicago Bears: D+


Ultimately this draft will be defined by the success of QB Mitch Trubisky. The Bears traded away multiple picks in order to move up one slot. If Trubisky struggles early in his career, this draft could be looked at as one of the worst in recent memory. Alabama DB Eddie Jackson dropped to the fourth round over injury concerns. Chicago’s secondary has undoubtedly been a major problem over the last few seasons. Assuming he can fully recover, Jackson’s versatility will help out the Bears considerably. When looking at the rest of Chicago’s draft, the franchise may have reached on the rest of its picks. Three of the five selections (Adam Shaheen, Tarik Cohen, Jordan Morgan) hail from small schools.

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Detroit Lions: C-


The Lions desperately needed another pass-rusher to pair opposite Ziggy Ansah. While Detroit added LB Jarrad Davis in the first round, the Lions didn’t draft a defensive end until the sixth round (Jeremiah Ledbetter). The franchise rolled the dice in the second round with the selection of Florida DB Teez Tabor. With D.J. Hayden and Darius Slay already in the fold, the secondary wasn’t a major position of need. Tabor’s off-the-field issues and poor testing numbers made him a reach at that point in the draft. A sneaky-good pick was fourth rounder Jalen Reeves-Maybin. The speedy linebacker out of Tennessee is a true playmaker. Should he shake the injury issues, Reeves-Maybin could be a steal.

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