The Bears’ 11 takeaways last season tied for the worst single-season total in league history. Hooker’s elite range and ball skills can remedy that as long as the team is comfortable with off-season hip labrum surgery.
Thomas is just the sort of foundational player the 49ers are seeking as they revamp their roster. The only problem is he’d be the third straight defensive lineman they’ve taken in the first round, which is why a trade-down scenario makes sense too.
DE Myles Garrett, Texas A&M — The Browns need to add a surefire impact player instead of taking a chance on a quarterback here. Garrett can help transform the defense, and the Browns still have the picks to land a quarterback later.