It may be too early for projecting the 2017 NFL Draft, but it can't hurt to look ahead.
Rotoworld's Josh Norris released his mock draft on Thursday for next year's draft.
According to Norris, if the Bears finished in the order of their Super Bowl LI odds, Ryan Pace & Co. would hold the No. 12 pick.
Their selection? Florida State running back Dalvin Cook.
Norris gives his explanation of the pick:
"My personal favorite running back in the class. Cook’s market share of FSU’s rushing yards and percentage of 20-plus yard runs last year was ridiculous."
Also in the first round, Norris has five Big Ten players projected to land in the first 32 picks.
Click here to check out Josh Norris' full 2017 mock draft.
Remember that time when the Bears tried out like 47 kickers and put them through a wide variety of arbitrary tests all while fan favorite Robby Gould was using the team's desperation as leverage to become the NFL's highest-paid kicker? Classic!
It's been like three months since those totally-sane summer days, and reader, things have not gone so hot for Gould:
Meanwhile, Eddy P is not only 8/9 on the season, but is already well on his way to becomming a fan favorite. We're already calling him Eddy P! After 5 games!
That said, we won't truly know if the Bears made the right decision until Piñeiro beats out several Hall of Famers -- including someone credited for literally starting the NFL -- on the path to winning an offseason bracket-style fan vote.
The NFL calendar takes no prisoners, which makes the precious off week hours valuable for, you know, peace of mind. Go outside and read a book! Stay inside and read a book! The Bears will provide you ample opportunities to yell at them for the next 11 consecutive weeks, so there's no point in getting worked up over today's football, right?
Right! So what Bears fans did is they went and got worked up over today's football. Pat Mahomes and Deshaun Watson -- both of which, you may have heard, were available to Ryan Pace during the 2017 NFL draft -- played one another for the first time in their pro careers, and it was magnificent:
This of course did NOT go over well on BearsTwitter, which is weird because usually Twitter is such an appreciative and understanding place. You know how they say that are only six types of storytelling? The same thing applies to Tweets.
There are Angry Tweets:
There are Sad Tweets:
There are Trolling Tweets:
And finally there are Over-Written Tweets That Love The Dramatic Standalone Final Punchline:
Hope everyone's enjoying their peaceful week off!