This is the fourth mock draft I've written and each time, the names change to protect the innocent. Actually, there are more choices to consider now that Jerry Angelo has been relieved of his GM position.
Now, there is an actual, honest-to-goodness chance that the Bears could take a wide receiver in the first round. Not a good chance, mind you, but anything more than a snowball's chance in hell is good enough for me.
But receiver isn't the only area of need for the Bears. As I outlined earlier this week, the Bears need defensive linemen, secondary help, a backup QB (though that won't come from the draft) and offensive linemen, too.
There is also this nagging conflict between trying to get an immediate impact player in the first round vs. getting some youth to eventually replace the Bears aging core of star players.
No matter what, the new GM will have his hands full. Following the draft, he hopefully will have a roster full as well.