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This was at the top of Jay Cutler's wish list last season, too.
Because it's clear: Earl Bennett is the best receiver on the Bears.
And Bennett's good, but he doesn't scare defenses. If Chicago wants to be a legitimate contender, it needs to find someone who does—a big, physical, viable passing target.
The draft could offer the Bears options like Michael Floyd or Alshon Jeffery but they'd have to fall all the way to pick 19, and if it were held tomorrow that would be unlikely.
If Jeffery's ejection from the bowl game hurts him it's possible he gets overlooked, so maybe an elite receiver falls to them. No matter what, try to forget the fact that if Chicago had lost to Minnesota in Week 17 they would have drafted at least six spots higher and been in a legitimate position to nab one.
A sleeper candidate for Chicago is Marvin McNutt, the 6'4" former-QB-turned-WR who shattered the receiving records at Iowa in just three years. He could still be available in the second or third round.
On the other hand, several free agents will hit the market and might be a better fit for a team looking to win in 2012.
Dwayne Bowe, Wes Welker, Vincent Jackson, DeSean Jackson and Reggie Wayne are the biggest names, though some are expected to re-sign with their current clubs.
If Bowe doesn't get the franchise tag from KC he would be an intriguing fit. He's used to the Midwest climate, plays for a running team, can block downfield and can still be a go-to receiver. A combination of Bowe and Bennett, with Johnny Knox and Devin Hester as slot reserves, would make defensive coordinators wince.
Unknowns: Is Knox going to be the same player he was prior to injury? Is Roy Williams going to return for the final year of his contract or get cut?