Bears players in the first round Adam Shaheen Jerseys Stitched , Chicago gets a different player"Re-drafts are a fun way to pass the offseason. Most experts agree that it takes three years to get a true picture of a draft class, meaning that now is the time to take a look back at the 2016 NFL Draft.Lance Zierlein of NFL.com did just that today, looking back and shuffling up the board with the idea that teams would know what they were getting.There weren’t too many surprises at the top, with Jared Goff and Carson Wentz going 1-2, just as they did in the real thing, but there were some surprises further down with the Browns taking Dak Prescott at No. 15.Prescott has been good, solid and above average, but I still don’t know that he’s a QB that’s going to carry a team to a Super Bowl. Still, he’s better than what the Browns have had, until Baker Mayfield.The other surprises were two Bears, one current and one former, did work their way into the first round: Zierlein has the Texans select Cody Whitehair at No. 21:Whitehair Youth Kevin White Jerseys , Chicago’s second round pick, has been a solid center for the Bears, although there is some chatter that he could move back to his college position of guard with James Daniels.The other Bears-related nugget was now-former Bears RB Jordan Howard, originally a fifth round pick, found his way into the first round, No. 26 to Denver:Howard has been very good, but would he really be a first round pick with what teams know now? It seems early for a back that doesn’t have breakaway speed, can’t be dynamic in the passing game and has had some questions about his conditioning.I think even knowing how his game translates would put him solidly in the second round.As for the Bears? You may remember that they originally selected Leonard Floyd, after a trade up with Tampa Bay. Floyd has turned into a solid-but-unspectacular player. The Bears think enough of him to pick up his fifth-year option even without big sack numbers.Zierlein says in a re-do the Bears would take a different pass rusher:Ngakoue went in the third round to the Jaguars, where he’s been a good pass rusher, but I’m not sure he’s a huge improvement over Floyd as an all-around player.Yes, he has 29.5 sacks to Floyd’s 15.5 and Ngakoue has 10 forced fumbles to Floyd’s one.I plugged them into Pro-Football-Reference’s Player Comparison and it’s actually a little closer than it appears. Floyd has 12 more tackles Kevin White Jerseys Stitched , one more fumble recovery. He has 32 QB hits to Ngakoue’s 70. The Jaguar nudges ahead of Floyd in terms of TFL too with 29 to Floyd’s 23.However, Floyd has eight passes defensed to Ngakoue’s three. Floyd also has two safeties, while Ngakoue has none.So while Ngakoue has been a better pass rusher, the numbers suggest Floyd is better against the run and in pass coverage. With Khalil Mack across from him now, Floyd doesn’t have to be a huge sack number player.What do you think? Would the Bears be better off with Ngakoue on their roster instead of Floyd? Would Howard be a first round pick in a re do? We missed the milestone last year, but it’s time to reckon with Dimitroff’s place in the team’s history."Sometimes milestones creep up on you. That’s how I somehow missed that 2018 was the 11th year with Thomas Dimitroff at the helm as the general manager of the Atlanta Falcons, despite the fact that it makes him the longest-tenured man in that role in team history. It took the departure of Scott Pioli to make me go back and look, but lo and behold, Dimitroff’s made some history. The only man who comes close is Ken Herock, who presided over an era of (relative, given the team’s history) success from 1987 to 1996. He was at the helm for 10 seasons, while Dimitroff is entering his 12th season with the Falcons Youth Bennie Fowler Jerseys , an era that is both longer and more successful than anything Herock could have dreamed of. We’ve spent enough time speculating about what might happen to this front office should things go awry this year, but regardless of what happens in the coming years, Dimitroff has cemented himself as the greatest GM in team history. I know that particular sentence won’t go down easy for some, but consider that under Dimitroff’s hair gelled reign, the Falcons havesmilerafted their best QB ever and their sole MVP in Matt RyanSigned or drafted two of the most productive RBs in team history (Michael Turner and Devonta Freeman)Drafted the best receiver in team history in Julio JonesAdded top-flight talent at positions ranging from LT to DT to LB to CB to SSigned, in a stroke of minor genius, the best kicker in team history in Matt BryantHas provided the talent that took the Falcons to two NFC Conference Championships and just their second Super Bowl, and has presided over easily the winningest era in team historyDimitroff’s notable missteps along the way will ensure he gets heat whether he’s here for another season or another 20, but the items above lay out his case pretty neatly. Dimitroff has consistently nailed the biggest picks of his tenure and has, if a mixed track record in free agency, one that still has resulted in the team landing some of their best players of the last decade-plus. The only thing that has yet eluded the Falcons under Dimitroff, of course Bennie Fowler Jerseys Stitched , is the one thing every Falcons fan, player, executive, and owner want more than anything else: A Lombardi Trophy. If he can bring that home, his place in team history will be truly secure, but for now get used to someday telling your grandkids about the spiky-haired best personnel man in team history, likely by leading with the Matt Ryan pick and including the phrase “urgent athleticism” in there somewhere.