The Chicago Bears enter the 2013 offseason with plenty of holes to fill and positions that need youth and improvement.
The most glaring needs happen to be on the offensive end with the poor play of the offensive line and tight end throughout the last couple of seasons. Depth at wide receiver and finding another running back who can do it all are also slight concerns.
The Bears also need someone who can take the top off the defense, especially under Marc Trestman's offensive scheme coming to Chicago. A running back who can spell Matt Forte at times and catch out of the backfield or be split wide is another need that could be addressed throughout the draft.
Even though the Bears defense finished fifth in total defense rankings, the age of the defense is slowly starting to become an issue. All the Pro-Bowlers on the defense are over 30. The only exception being Henry Melton who is an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Chicago could use young impact players on defense. There are plenty of prospects to choose from and sleepers all throughout the draft who could shine on Sundays.
Instead of creating a mock draft or highlight soon-to-be free agents who could make an impact on the Bears' roster, here are eight players Bears scouts' should be watching very closely in the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, which begins on Feb. 20.