NFL Draft: When Does Day 2 Start?

On the third day of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Bears chose a player who hit the field from the opening kickoff as a rookie.

The Bears host a handful of these introductions every offseason, and each one sets a tone. GM Ryan Pace has also said he doesn't want Smith to put on any more size, as they don't want to sacrifice any of Smith's speed.

Smith is the second linebacker the Bears have taken in the first round in the last three years. "Tremendous leader on and off the field". Smith gives them an instant boost.

Among the nuggets Smith shared, this was only the second time he has been in the Chicago area.

Two more Bulldogs were selected in the first round, giving Georgia a record three players overall in the first round for the first time ever.

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He began playing football at 6 after a Pop Warner coach knocked on his family's door to recruit him. Alabama had four players taken in the first round, and that was the only school that topped Georgia. "So we can sit in here and watch the film and see the physical talent, but what makes Eddie a great player is a lot of those intangible traits he has, and that goes to our college scouts". And New England is getting a well-rounded running back, which complements the pass-heavy style offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels uses.

"I think it's a wrong picture to paint that the defense was great and the rest of the team wasn't", Fangio said in January. "You're right in the middle, so it's hard to avoid you". "Pretty much wherever I go, regardless of whether it's the west coast or east coast, I pretty much never lived in either of those cities".

Many NFL observers had Roquan Smith ranked as the best linebacker in this year's draft. The Bears are adding players at positions of need and from good college programs as well.

Roquan Smith's calling card is versatility. But he wasn't going to overdo it on his first day as a Bear.

The Bears are grateful he took that path, which led to their front door.