Biggest Needs the Chicago Bears Still Must Address After the 2013 NFL Draft

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Biggest Needs the Chicago Bears Still Must Address After the 2013 NFL Draft
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The Chicago Bears exited the NFL draft with a bolstered offensive line and linebacker corps, but they still have a few important needs.

While those needs are few, it is surprising that Phil Emery left the Bears with any holes. His track record as general manager for the Bears has been far more purposeful than his predecessor, Jerry Angelo.

Emery had another eventful offseason with the Bears in 2013; he took care of the two biggest needs by both signing and drafting offensive linemen and linebackers.

Matt Slauson, Kyle Long and Jordan Mills are all first-year Bears in the trenches (along with hopeful undrafted rookie P.J. Lonergan). D.J. Williams, James Anderson, Jon Bostic and Khaseem Greene will try to replace Brian Urlacher and Nick Roach.

The Bears also addressed some minor needs.

Chicago added Washington State receiver Marquess Wilson in the seventh round and three undrafted free-agent receivers. The Bears only need one of them to stick in order to add depth behind Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Earl Bennett.

At defensive end, the Bears took promising prospect Cornelius Washington. He will compete for the fourth end spot behind Julius Peppers, Corey Wootton and Shea McClellin.

The following slides review the three primary positions of need remaining for Chicago.

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