With a new head coach and philosophy the Bears offseason was pivotal as the Bears were trying to help with the development of Mitch Trubisky. While adding Allen Robinson and resigning Kyle Fuller were the biggest moves the Bears still have a ways to go. With the 2018 NFL Draft just around the corner here is a look at the Chicago Bears Team Needs heading into the draft.
Chicago Bears Team Needs
Matt Nagy will look to open up an offense that limited passing attempts from 2017 top pick Mitch Trubisky. In doing so an influx of talent in the receiving corps will be needed even after adding Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel. Finding a high upside day three receiver will add depth to a position looking to get a lot of run in 2018.
Matching the Packers offer sheet for Kyle Fuller and resigning Prince Amukamara, has kept the starting spots in place for the Bears defensive backfield. The issue lies in the depth beyond those two players, as an infusion of talent in a division against the gunslingers in the NFC North is a no brainer.
At the minimum youthful depth with the potential for a future starter is needed in the windy city. Better yet finding a replacement for either side of an underwhelming exterior offensive line would be a wise investment to continue the development of their young signal caller and running back who is one year removed from leading the NFL in rushing yards.
The Bears offer no depth at the middle linebacker spot, not to mention could use an improvement in the starting spot anyways. Bringing in competition in the middle rounds with a player like Josey Jewell or Oren Burks would give them a young prospect to continue to build around.
Former top pick Leonard Floyd stepped right in and proved initial return on investment. However, the pass rush is not completely fixed as the team still needs to bring in pieces to compete for the edge rusher opposite of Floyd. Look for the Bears to draft a high upside piece like Tremaine Edmunds with their first pick or look to the middle rounds to fill the need.
Finding a replacement, or at least competition, for the right guard spot will be an early round wish list for the Bears front office. The same as offensive tackle above, giving their young offense a steady line to play behind only benefits how far this team can go.
Depth along the defensive line is critical for a team in a three-man front. Adding youth pieces into a rotation that will eventual replace aging veterans is a move that rewards those who draft with both the present and future in mind.