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2017 NFL Draft Grade: NFC North

The Bears hitch their wagon to Mitchell "Don't call me Mitch" Trubisky, the Lions get some Gators, Ted Thompson and the Packers leverage the second round for secondary support, while Minnesota was fortuitous to land its "All Day" replacement on day two. Chicago BearsRound 1 (No. 2): Mitchell Trubisky, QB. North Carolina •Round 2 (No. 45): Adam Shaheen, TE. Ashland •Round 4 (No. 112): Eddie Jackson, DB. Alabama •Round 4 (No. 119): Tarik Cohen, RB. North Carolina A&T •Round 5 (No. 147): Jordan Morgan, OG. Kutztown Let me preface by saying that I actually like the collection of players the Bears added, but this evaluation hinges at least partially on Ryan Pace & Co.'s one-spot trade up into No. 2 overall. I'm a cautious believer in Trubisky and I think the biggest 'win' from this Chicago class is the fact that he is allowed to sit for a complete year behind Mike Glennon. Adam Shaheen is not "Gronk-lite", but he's a well-rounded player who can block/run/catch. Eddie Jackson is decent safety depth, but my two favorite picks were the last two: "Joystick" Tarik Cohen is an intriguing change of pace 'back who offers electricity in space, while Jordan Morgan is a high-potential college left tackle who will transition to guard. Chicago gave up a boatload for one draft position and didn't get much draft value elsewhere, but this is a long-term class for a rebuilding team so they won't care what I think. Grade: C+ Detroit Lions Round 1 (No. 21): Jarrad Davis, LB. Florida •Round 2 (No. 53): Teez Tabor, CB. Florida •Round 3 (No. 96): Kenny Golladay, WR. Northern Illinois •Round 4 (No. 124): Jalen Reeves-Maybin, LB. Tennessee •Round 4 (No. 127): Michael Roberts, TE. Toledo •Round 5 (No. 165): Jamal Agnew, CB. San Diego •Round 6 (No. 205): Jeremiah Ledbetter, DE. Arkansas •Round 6 (No. 215): Brad Kaaya, QB. Miami (FL) •Round 7 (No. 250): Pat O'Connor, DE. Eastern Michigan I don't see the 'wow' factor anywhere in this class past round one. I really like the Jarrad Davis pick: fills a major position of need and adds a very dynamic, twitchy interior linebacker with range and on-field leadership qualities. However, Teez Tabor and Kenny Golladay combine for maybe the most underwhelming day two haul of any draft class this year. Jalen Reeves-Maybin adds more athleticism in a big area of need, but was questionable value. Michael Roberts is a good blocker and a nice red zone option, while Brad Kaaya is the most exciting of the late round project passers, but that's not enough to salvage a desired grade here. Grade: C Green Bay Packers Round 2 (No. 33): Kevin King, CB. Washington •Round 2 (No. 61): Josh Jones, S. North Carolina State •Round 3 (No. 93): Montravius Adams, DT. Auburn •Round 4 (No. 108): Vince Biegel, LB. Wisconsin •Round 4 (No. 134): Jamaal Williams, RB. Brigham-Young •Round 5 (No. 175): DeAngelo Yancey, WR. Purdue •Round 5 (No. 182): Aaron Jones, RB. Texas-El Paso •Round 6 (No. 212): Kofi Amichia, OG/C. South Florida •Round 7 (No. 238): Devante Mays, RB. Utah StateRound 7 (No. 247): Malachi Dupre, WR. Louisiana State Green Bay's methodical and workman-like approach was evident yet again this year, valuing need over BPA. I was fired up about the team's first three picks: King is your modern matchup boundary, while Josh Jones is a hit-stick safety with supreme athleticism - and in a post-Raji world, Montravius Adams' blend of size/quickness/power fits right in. Mid-late rounds are hit or miss, but Jamaal Williams can do the dirty work Ty Montgomery can't and Aaron Jones has intriguing long-speed. Malachi Dupre was a nice stamp: blue-chip high school recruit who suffered from poor quarterback-play at LSU - potential diamond. Par value, plenty of contributors. Grade: B Minnesota Vikings Round 2 (No. 41): Dalvin Cook, RB. Florida State •Round 3 (No. 70): Pat Elflein, C. Ohio State •Round 4 (No. 109): Jaleel Johnson, DT. Iowa •Round 4 (No. 120): Ben Gedeon, LB. Michigan •Round 5 (No. 170): Rodney Adams, WR. South Florida •Round 5 (No. 180): Danny Isidora, OG. Miami (FL) •Round 6 (No. 201): Bucky Hodges, TE. Virginia Tech •Round 7 (No. 219): Stacy Coley, WR. Miami (FL) •Round 7 (No. 220): Ifeadi Odenigbo, DE. NorthwesternRound 7 (No. 232): Elijah Lee, LB. Kansas State Round 7 (No. 247): Jack Tocho, CB. North Carolina State One of three teams (Seattle, Cincinnati) who made 11 selections - the most this year. Like Green Bay, the Vikings knocked off a lot of needs. Dalvin Cook was my top rated running back, so to get him at No. 41 might be my favorite pick from the 2017 draft overall. A new long-term center was sorely needed and Elflein addresses that, offering some guard versatility in the interim. Jaleel Johnson is a wide-bodied 3-tech in the profile of Sharrif Floyd (who may not play again). Rodney Adams takes Cordarrelle Patterson's place as the WR/KR on roster, while the intriguing Bucky Hodges is a modern move-TE with long arms and movement skill. I don't think Ben Gedeon is the long-term Chad Greenway replacement Spielman & Co. might, but time will tell. Grade: B Hit me up on Twitter: @NFLDraftUpdate

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