2013 NFL Draft: 5 Players the Bears Should Consider in the First Round

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2013 NFL Draft: 5 Players the Bears Should Consider in the First Round
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The Chicago Bears and general manager Phil Emery have put themselves in a good position as the NFL draft approaches.

The 2013 NFL draft is less than two months away and, with the second day of free agency nearly in the books, several franchises have addressed glaring needs by adding high-priced veteran talent.

The Chicago Bears are one of those teams.

The additions of tight end Martellus Bennett and left tackle Jermon Bushrod have addressed the Bears two biggest needs. Chicago was without a well-rounded pass-catching tight end for the last few seasons and the left tackle position has been a liability for just as long.

The Bears were expected to address at least one of those glaring weaknesses in the first two rounds of the 2013 NFL draft.  While the offensive line is still a unit that they could look to strengthen in the early rounds, it's likely that the tight end position is all but off their draft board.

It's still uncertain as to what will happen with linebackers Brian Urlacher and Nick Roach. If neither player returns to the Bears, then linebacker becomes a priority.

In addition to the remaining offensive line concerns and potential holes in the linebacking corps, the Bears could also look to add some speed and explosion at the wide receiver position. 

Now that the Bears have taken care of business early in free agency, let's take a look at how their draft board could be shaping up.

The following are five players (and an honorable mention) that the Bears should consider drafting at the No. 20 pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft.

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