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Thumbs up or down: Leonard Floyd

The Georgia product is far more potential than polish at the moment. Was it worth trading up two spots to take him in the top 10? Jeff Dickerson answers

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Will Fuller can take the top off the defense with his 4.3 speed. Explosive player. Flip the field. Good compliment to DeAndre Hopkins in Houston.

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Bio Blast: Will Fuller

The Texans traded up one spot to secure the services of the former Notre Dame receiver at No. 21 overall. Fuller had the fastest 40-yard dash among wideouts at this year's combine.


Kiper scouting report: Will Fuller

Mel Kiper Jr. breaks down the film on Houston's first-round pick, Will Fuller. What are the Notre Dame product's strengths and weaknesses?

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears GM Ryan Pace was asked about his reaction when he watched the Laremy Tunsil video: "I don't know, man. Nothing surprises me anymore."

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears GM Ryan Pace feels Georgia OLB Leonard Floyd can "bring some juice" to the club's defense.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Bears' draft so far: Through Rd. 1, they have taken Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia....with the 9th overall pick. The Bears pick in the second round (No. 41) and third round (No. 72) on Friday.

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Draft-night surprise: Da Coach grew a beard!

Legendary former Chicago Bears coach and ESPN NFL analyst Mike Ditka attended the club's official draft party at Soldier Field sporting a white beard.

Bears defense continues to improve with Floyd (1:01)

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears trade up to land some speed with Leonard Floyd. Very high ceiling as a pass rusher for Vic Fangio's defense. 4.6 guy. Athletic. Could make an impact as a situational edge rusher during his rookie season. Bears filled a need here. Get faster on defense.


McShay scouting report: Leonard Floyd

Get to know the newest Bear, No. 9 overall pick Leonard Floyd. Todd McShay breaks down the former Georgia linebacker, whom Chicago traded up to select.

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Bio Blast: Leonard Floyd

Chicago jumped up two spots to select Leonard Floyd out of Georgia. Floyd is the first Georgia LB selected in the first round since 2013.

Bears trade up to 9th for Leonard Floyd

Chicago went from No. 11 to No. 9, taking Tampa Bay's spot, to grab Georgia LB Leonard Floyd. Draft results & analysis

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears traded up to the 9th pick to select Georgia OLB Leonard Floyd. Floyd is incredibly athletic, but had limited production at Georgia. Still, Floyd fills an area of need for Chicago's steadily improving defense.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears are on the clock at No. 9.

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Bio Blast: Ronnie Stanley

Baltimore opted for the former Fighting Irish tackle at No. 6. Stanley started 39 games in his college career, including 26 at left tackle.


Kiper scouting report: Ronnie Stanley

Get to know the newest Raven, No. 6 overall pick Ronnie Stanley. Mel Kiper Jr. breaks down the former Notre Dame tackle.