The 2010 NFL Draft: How It Changed for The Chicago Bears

March 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Going into the 2010 free agency period, the Chicago Bears had one thing on their mind: Winning. They signed defensive end Julius Peppers, running back Chester Taylor, and tight end Brandon Manumaleuna.
Those three players should have a major impact on this team, not only in games but in the Bears draft strategy.
Before free agency started, many mock drafts had the Bears taking a defensive end with their first pick. The Bears won't make their first pick until the third round, due to trades for Jay Cutler and Gaines Adams.
Now I look at many mock drafts, and with the signing of Peppers, the Bears could go any direction with their pick. The team needs help at a couple key positions, though.
The Bears are slim on the offensive line, and an aging Olin Kreutz doesn't make matters better. The smart move would be to grab a offensive lineman with their first pick. If a guard is available, look for the Bears to jump on him.
Although, there might not be a quality guard ...

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