One of the best moves the Bears franchise could have done is fire Jerry Angelo. While he served a purpose for a time, the team suffered and will continue to suffer from his countless poor drafts and an overall inability to sign quality role players.
We have no idea how new general manager Phil Emery will do in the draft, but he has already done the kind of moves Angelo seemingly refused to do during his tenure. He brought in a legitimate No. 1 receiver in Brandon Marshall, signed a very capable back-up quarterback and also brought in a quality No. 2 running back.
What the ironic thing is, is the Bears, a franchise that has starved for a good offense, may now need to rely on it. Thanks to Angelo's horrible drafting, the defense has largely been ignored in terms of bringing in new and younger talent.
You can blame that for two reasons. First, Angelo had to over-compensate on trying to improve their offensive line and skill positions. Second, the defensive players he did bring in didn't pan out.
If the Bears can stay healthy on defense, they could still have a top-10 unit. However, any injury to a starter, and you have unproven players at almost every position.
While the Bears need to shore up their offensive line, they also must spend the next several drafts and prepare for the future of the defense. Urlacher, Briggs and Peppers can't continue to produce like they're 27 forever.
They also must sign some cornerbacks, safeties and linebackers to provide at least some sort of depth.
Overall, the team can have realistic Super Bowl aspirations if they could be fortunate enough to stay as healthy as they did in 2010. Unfortunately, though, they don't have the type of quality depth that can sustain major injuries, like you saw from the 2010 Green Bay Packers, who won a Super Bowl despite 15 players being on injured reserve.
In the end, if I were the Bears, I would focus the first and second-round picks on the defensive line and at cornerback. The middle rounds should be spent finding a depth player at offensive line and trying to find a tight end that could possibly start.
However, the Bears won't have the luxury like the Packers of the same year had, when they won a Super Bowl despite 15 players being on injured reserve.