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The entire offensive line has been a state of influx since Jay Cutler's arrival prior to the 2009 season. The biggest need along the offensive line is help at left tackle, but with so many injuries this season and the lack of depth, there is a strong case to be made that all positions are worthy of an upgrade.
Right guard Lance Louis was arguably the most consistent performer on the offensive line before an injury against the Minnesota Vikings cost him his season.
Louis will likely reclaim his position at right guard next season but left guard will still be a position that needs to be addressed. Chilo Rachal was brought in to hold down the position, but poor performance caused him to lose his starting job to Chris Spencer and ultimately played into his decision to leave the team.
An injury to Spencer caused backups Edwin Williams and James Brown to get time at the position but neither have been impressive enough to prove they can keep the position moving forward.
Taking a guard in the first round has become more of a trend in recent years and if one of the top tackles are not available when they select, North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper could be a great addition to the team.
Coopers' athleticism coupled with his explosiveness and quick feet, make him an ideal left guard in the NFL. He was a four-year starter at UNC and has the intangibles that many teams look for in a quality first round selection.
He has a reputation of not being the "nastiest" player on the field which can sometimes be viewed as a detriment for an offensive lineman, but his skills and abilities more than make up for his lack of "nastiness".
It would not be the flashiest pick of the draft but he has the ability and potential to start from day one and anchor the offensive line for the next decade.