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David Haugh: For Ryan Pace and the Bears, the smart play is the safe one in this NFL draft

Ryan Pace could have endorsed his favorite hair product Tuesday at Halas Hall and, despite the convincing well-coiffed evidence on display, nobody would have dared to believe anything the Bears general manager said.

A year ago in the same setting, fulfilling a league-mandated media session the week of the NFL draft, Pace extolled the virtues of a quarterback the Bears eyed at No. 3 who had elevated his college program - which described national championship-winning Deshaun Watson of Clemson. Then Pace traded up to the No. 2 position

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