While I am still hoping Michael Floyd falls to 19, the chances of that appear to be very low. Even if he did, this draft is setting up to be defensive-heavy. Lovie knows what he needs to win and being the defensive-minded coach that he is, he will push for multiple defensive upgrades.
A case could be made for any of the defensive positions. A pass-rushing defensive end, an outside linebacker that could play strong side and be a replacement for Briggs or Urlacher down the road, a shut down corner, and an upgrade at safety could all be considered needs.
However, with the recent signings of Hayden and Wilhite, I don't think the Bears go CB first round. I also don't see a linebacker as a big need, even if someone like Kuechly falls. Lovie also seems to be satisfied with Wright and Conte as his starters heading into 2012.
So that brings us to the defensive line, where, in Lovie's tenure, the Bears have invested heavily in free agency and through the draft. Since Smith's arrival, the Bears have drafted 13 defensive linemen, and eight in the first three rounds. Lovie is certain to be pushing in that direction, so whether it be Mercilus, Coples, Perry, Brockers, Still or someone else, look for the Bears to make it nine defensive lineman in the first three rounds this year.