Day one is in the books. The Bears found the pass rusher they were looking for in round one. Now they look to address other needs in the draft going forward.
As Day 2 approaches, where do the Bears look toward next? The team still needs help at the offensive line, secondary and wide receiver positions. With a pick in each round on Day 2, the Bears have a lot of players to choose from and still have the option to make a trade.
Based on the team's needs, here are five players that should be on the Bears' radar in Day 2 of the NFL draft.
Going into the second round there very well could be a big run on tackles. Initially it might have been thought tnat the Bears would look for one in the third or fourth round, but they might be forced to take one in Round 2.
Jeff Allen is a player who has been high on their board for some time now. At 6'4'', 307 lbs he has the size to play left tackle at the next level. He was moved from his natural left tackle position to guard during the Senior Bowl because of his inability to extend his arms on pass rushers, but there is a good chance Mike Tice can fix that issue.
Janoris Jenkins is a player with first-round talent but has second-third round issues. The Bears, along with every other team in the NFL, have to be looking at him because of his enormous ability. Corner is not a pressing need, but the talent may be too good to pass up if he's there in the third round.
The Bears have already brought in a troubled player in Brandon Marshall because the team feels the veteran leadership and stable coaching staff can help turn him around. Might they be looking to open their arms for Jenkins as well?
The Bears are still in the market for a wide receiver even with Brandon Marshall now on the team. They are not quite sure about the health of Johnny Knox going forward and would really like to add more size to the position.
Juron Criner is not going to wow you with speed, but at 6'3'', 224 lbs he has the size and great vertical ability to win jump ball battles. He posted solid numbers in Arizona's West Coast offense catching over 80 balls for 11 touchdowns last season. Look for him to be on the board around Round 3.
The tight end position is a weak one in this year's draft. Not one of the top prospects went in the first round. Expect that to change on Day 2. If you are looking to draft a quality pass catching tight end, then you are going to want to do so within the top three options. Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen could all be off the board by the time the Bears pick again, so they could look towards Orson Charles in Round 2 or 3.
Charles has decent size at 6'3'', 251 lbs. His stock is down right now because of some serious character issues, including an arrest, and not running at the combine because he said he got a late start to training. Still, he was a productive player last year catching five touchdowns and 45 passes.
The chance for Charles to get his head on straight is there. If he does, he can be a very productive player in the NFL and a steal in the second round.
This is a wildcard. In order for the Bears to draft Cordy Glenn they are going to have to move up to get him. However, you would be getting first-round talent in the second round. Glenn provides great versatility to play either inside or out, and when a team needs as much offensive line help like the Bears do, he has to be an option.
Glenn is a staggering 6'6'', 345 lbs. The Bears can start him inside and allow him to slowly transition to one of the tackle positions. When quality players like this fall out of the first round you have to look at them as a viable trade option.