Updating the Chicago Bears’ three biggest (pre-draft) needs
Here are the position groups the Chicago Bears might be most eager to address in the 2019 NFL Draft.
The Chicago Bears haven’t had the exciting off-season everyone hoped, but one could argue that’s all by design. After all, they did a lot of their heavy lifting last year, revamping their offense, re-signing key players and trading for Khalil Mack.
Now, it’s time to fill in a few holes on what very well could be a championship-level roster in 2019.
The aforementioned moves helped reduce the number of roster issues dramatically, of course. Plus, the Bears just re-signed veteran outside linebacker Aaron Lynch for insurance behind Mack and Leonard Floyd.
They also offset their key off-season departures (running back Jordan Howard, strong safety Adrian Amos and nickel corner Bryce Callahan) with a few bargain free agency signings.
But that doesn’t mean they can’t better at a few of those positions in the 2019 NFL Draft.
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Before we get started on this train: I do not think the Bears should get hung up on drafting for need. Especially for your top picks, I’m all about focusing on getting the best (and most impactful) player available. The fact that the Bears don’t have many glaring roster holes helps that pursuit.
But need (and positional value) are always somewhat part of the equation nonetheless, and the Bears do have a few position groups needing more talent.
Here are the top three trouble spots as I see them, and who might be top options at those positions.
Keep in mind: this is not to say the Chicago Bears don’t also need to upgrade at other positions (more on that later). These just happen to be the ones I think they could most use talent at right now.