The Chicago Bears refused to tell the San Francisco 49ers who they were targeting at No. 2. The Bears, however, weren't the only team to call the 49ers with serious interest in moving up.
The 49ers had Myles Garrett first on their board, followed by Solomon Thomas and Reuben Foster. The 49ers assumed it was Thomas.
“We got some good action on the pick,” said Paraag Marathe.
When Garrett went to the Browns at No. 1, John Lynch asked Marathe to call the Bears to get a little bit more.
Marathe called the Bears. “To try to solidify this now,” Marathe said to Pace, “we’re gonna need a little bit more to finish. It wouldn’t have to be much. Like, your four. So let’s say your third, 67 overall, this year, your three next year, and your four this year, 111 overall … I’m not gonna string you along … No … I will do it quickly. Let me get with John and Kyle (Shanahan) and I’ll call you right back.”
The Bears agreed to give up two third round picks and a fourth rounder to move up just one spot.
“Man, who do they want?” Lynch said. “Gotta be Solomon, right?”
“Call me crazy,” Marathe said. “But I think it’s (Mitchell) Trubisky.”
“Then why’d they go get [free-agent quarterback Mike] Glennon?” Lynch said.