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He was one of the nation’s most-hyped high school athletes before picking the Bruins, and after 87 tackles his first two years, he appeared primed for a breakout 2015 season. Instead, a torn ACL robbed him of his junior year, and his final season failed to live up to his high standards. Vanderdoes made just 1.5 tackles for loss last season despite 12 starts. For comparison, a similar third-round defensive lineman — Auburn’s Montravius Adams — notched eight TFLs en route to a lower draft spot than the UCLA anchor.
Limited Mens Landon Collins Jersey A 30-touchdown, 3,700-yard junior season convinced him to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft, and the Bears validated that decision. Chicago traded their first, third, and fourth round picks in 2017, along with a third rounder in 2018, just to move up one spot to add Trubisky, a player whose college career includes fewer than 600 pass attempts. For comparison’s sake, Deshaun Watson — the draft’s No. 12 pick — threw more than double that.
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Trubisky’s 2016 performance and instincts validate his status as a first-round pick. Still, a king’s ransom in assets and the No. 2 overall pick could be a lot to pay for a third-team All-ACC quarterback.