Chicago Bears: 4 Dream scenarios in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft

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After the 2020 season, it is clear the Chicago Bears have some major holes on their roster. It just so happens that some of those holes are in the most important positions too. This offseason will be a huge indicator of where there are going in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

With their limited cap space as well, the Bears will need to free up cap space by releasing some key players like Bobby Massie or Jimmy Graham. Just those two examples are two positions that then need new players to replace them. There will likely be more as well with restructures and trades to free up cap space to allow the Bears to be somewhat aggressive this offseason.

There are quite a few holes though on this roster that need to be addressed. For starters, quarterback is clearly a major issue as only Nick Foles is returning to Chicago next season. He is likely only a backup and the Bears need a better long-term or even short-term solution starting for them.

Additionally, the Bears have suffered from poor offensive tackle play for quite some time now. Both Charles Leno and Massie could save the team a bit of money if they are released, so we could see two new tackles next season.

There are other minor holes as well such as wide receiver, especially if Allen Robinson doesn’t return, safety, slot cornerback, inside linebacker depth, outside linebacker depth, and tight end. They really need a lot of work this offseason, so hitting on this draft is going to be crucial not only for this season but also for their future.