Starting with Bears, surprises galore on Day 1 of NFL draft

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The Bears gave up two third-round picks (one in 2018) and a fourth-round pick in this draft to move up.

This is the third straight year the Niners have taken a defensive lineman with their first pick. Texas A&M's Myles Garrett, right, is congratulated by his brother and former National Basketball Association player Sean Williams after the Cleveland Browns selected Garrett with the No. 1 pick in the NFL football draft, at T. They had the opportunity to select Clemson's Deshaun Watson with the 12th pick, but traded it to the Texans in exchange for the 25th pick and an additional first-rounder next year. Barnett racked up 197 tackles, 52 tackles for loss and 33 sacks during his three seasons with the Volunteers, with his sack total breaking the school mark held by the late Reggie White, who played for the Eagles from 1985 to 1992.

This comes as a surprise, as most of the people are expecting the Browns to pick a new quarterback. "We'll find that out as we go", head coach Hue Jackson said.

"I want to be the best", Garrett said from Arlington, Texas, where he was celebrating with family and friends. Garrett will be hoping that his influence can improve fortunes for the Browns, who haven't made the play-offs since the 2002 season. He will be a welcome addition to a Browns unit that struggled a year ago and was 30th in the league in scoring defense (28.3 points allowed per game) and 31st in the league in average rushing yards allowed (142.7).

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The Browns-who refrained from taking a quarterback-got a freak athlete and big difference-maker in Myles Garrett.

"He was like, 'I told you that I wouldn't leave you hanging". Originally expected to go in the top five, Allen dropped all the way to No. 17, where he was selected by the Washington Redskins, who desperately need help up front on the defensive side of the ball. "That made my night". "Just a good combination of size and strength and speed after the catch".

Garrett is aware of recent criticism about his game, including from Bucs Hall of Famer Warren Sapp, who called him "lazy".

"It does not matter what they say". We will continue to investigate on our end, and provided that we can get comfortable, keep him on the roster. "That will speak volumes when you finally get there". Their third pick, Miami's David Njoku, was indisputably the most athletic tight end in maybe the most athletic tight end class we've ever seen.

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