Chicago Bears 5 biggest draft needs

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4. Wide Receiver

There is no doubt that the Bears will be selecting a receiver at some point. They let go of Taylor Gabriel and have not replaced him at all. Gabriel is still around and may even sign back after the draft at a reduced price, but it does not mean that they should not look to draft a receiver.

There is a question of exactly how big of a need this is. The Bears have Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller. They are hoping to run more tight end sets with Trey Burton and Jimmy Graham, as well as two running backs with Tarik Cohen and David Montgomery. This will cut into the three-receiver sets.

Beyond that, do they see steps forward from Javon Wims and Riley Ridley? An early pick would say not.

This is a deep wide receiver draft, and in replacing Gabriel, they are looking for a specific skills set more than a complete overall player or project with upside. They can find role players on day three, and that may be the time when they take a shot on a wide receiver.