Three weeks into free agency and four weeks out from the NFL Draft in Chicago, Bears general manager Ryan Pace hasn’t emptied his wallet by any means.
The big free agent splashes are over and done with, and as Pace has continued fitting pieces for depth and special teams onto his roster, the only remaining impact moves will be made on that final weekend of April.
He currently has nine picks, including five of the first 127 selections.
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And therein will lie the keys to adding components to make the unofficial depth chart below more of a factor in the already-competitive NFC North.
There’s a great deal of optimism they’ve improved in some areas, but there’s obviously plenty of work left. You can make the argument that just about any position could use help when Roger Goodell puts them on the clock. You can decide for yourself where it’s needed most.
WR: Kevin White/Marquess Wilson/Josh Bellamy
TE: Zach Miller/Rob Housler
RT: Bobby Massie/Nick Becton
RG: Kyle Long/Ted Larsen
C: Hronnis Grasu/Ted Larsen/Manny Ramirez
LG: Matt Slauson/Manny Ramirez
LT: Charles Leno, Jr./Tayo Fabuluje
QB: Jay Cutler/David Fales/Matt Blanchard
RB: Jeremy Langford/Ka'Deem Carey/Jacquizz Rodgers/Senorise Perry
WR: Alshon Jeffery/Cam Meredith/Deonte Thompson
TE/FB : Khari Lee/Paul Lasike
WR: Eddie Royal/Marc Mariani
DE: Mitch Unrein/Ego Ferguson/Cournelius Washington
NT: Eddie Goldman/Bruce Gaston/D'Anthony Smith/Terry Williams
DE: Akeim Hicks/Will Sutton/Greg Scruggs
OLB: Lamarr Houston/Willie Young
ILB: Danny Trevathan/Jonathan Anderson/Lamin Barrow
ILB: Jerrell Freeman/John Timu/Christian Jones
OLB: Pernell McPhee/Sam Acho
CB: Tracy Porter/Sherrick McManis
SS: Adrian Amos/Demontre Hurst
FS: Harold Jones-Quartey/Antrel Rolle/Chris Prosinski
CB: Kyle Fuller/Bryce Callahan
We’ve allowed the option on offense for either a two-tight end or three-wideout setup on the offensive chart. Bryce Callahan played most of the second half of last season as the nickel back. We didn’t go to the measures of listing every single player on the current roster.
So now your turn to predict who they’ll draft, and how it affects what’s above.