Chicago Bears Draft: The Best Fit for the Bears at Every Position

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Chicago Bears Draft: The Best Fit for the Bears at Every Position
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The Chicago Bears head into this draft without many major needs; however, it wouldn't be surprising to see them draft at any position.

This is a list of the players the Bears should target at each position. To find players, I tried to look at fit for their current schemes and roster and projections for the future. 

It's important to keep in mind that new head coach Marc Trestman has been adamant about fitting his scheme to players. 

"The first thing that Marc asked me was, 'For you, when you're drafting players, is it the best player or the best system-fit player?,'" general manager Phil Emery said when he introduced Trestman (via "I said, 'Absolutely it's the best player; you want the best player that can transcend schemes, that has a skill set that will work out and will be able to progress as a player regardless of the scheme.' He said, 'Good, if I'm the head football coach, let's do that, because I can take those players, and we'll take their skill sets and we can adapt to what they do best so that we can win.'"

I also took availability into consideration. I tried to be reasonable with the guys the Bears should be targeting. Obviously, a player like Luke Joeckel is not going to be available to them should they want to draft an offensive tackle or he would be on this list.

Still, almost nothing is off the board. Some of the guys on this list they may be able to trade back for and some they may have to trade up a couple of spots for. Some might fall into their laps. 

You'll see a number of guys who will be drafted in the first round or in the second round. This is not a mock draft or a projection of who they will take, but a projection of who might fit best should they target players at those position. 

There are some positions that they are unlikely to draft players at all, so I projected later round picks. There are other positions they may go after earlier than most expect.

Overall, I tried to be fair and reasonable with this list. The Bears may end up with a couple of these guys, they may end up with none of them and they certainly won't get all of them.

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