Since free agency began on March 12, the Chicago Bears have been able to acquire starters at left tackle, tight end, middle linebacker, strongside linebacker and nickelback, leaving this April's draft wide open in terms of which direction they want to go.
The team still has needs along the offensive line, defensive line, wide receiver and at linebacker, and even though they have shored up some prior weaknesses, the team cannot afford to take too big of a risk on players given the fact that it only currently has five drafts picks.
General manager Phil Emery went outside of the box last season with his first overall pick, Shea McClellin, and although after one season it is too hard to determine whether it was a good or bad pick, many feel that Emery will need to find a couple of impact players in this year's draft.
If he is searching for players that can make immediate impacts next season, he will need to avoid reaching for a player that could be available later if they are able to trade back.
Here are five reach picks that the Chicago Bears absolutely must avoid in the 2013 draft: