The Chicago Bears have just never seemed to get over the hump.
Two years ago, they finished the regular season with an 11-5 record, winning the NFC North. The Bears lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game.
Last year was a step back, though, as Chicago finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs.
Jay Cutler's injury really derailed the season as the Bears were 7-3 prior to his injury.
Even with a healthy Cutler, the Chicago Bears still need to make some improvements if they are to win that elusive Super Bowl.
One of their biggest deficiencies has been at WR. It's been years since Chicago has had a game-breaking wideout.
The Bears could look to the draft to rectify that problem.
Michael Floyd has been one of the more dependable wide receivers in college football. Over his four-year career at Notre Dame, Floyd caught 271 passes for 3,686 yards and 37 touchdowns.
By most accounts, he should fall to the Bears at No. 19 without any problems if they do want to draft a receiver.
However, they have significant problems at multiple positions.
The offensive line is clearly something the Bears must address this offseason, either through the draft or free agency. Jay Cutler was sacked 23 times last year in 10 games, which was actually an improvement from 2010, when Cutler as sacked 52 times in 15 games.
The Bears are not without plenty of options in the upcoming draft.
Here are nine more players the Bears should consider drafting at the 2012 NFL Draft.