The NFL's annual meat market is just over a week away, as the Chicago Bears will be one of 32 teams to take a close look at the prospects entering the NFL draft at the annual NFL combine on February 22-25.
At the combine, teams interview players and run them through a series of tests to see how they match up with their peers physically and mentally.
The Bears puts a lot of stock in the combine. In Phil Emery's two years as general manager, he has spent his first-round picks on players who tested well at the combine. In fact, nearly all of his selections have graded out well physically at either the combine or their pro day.
It's important to remember that the combine is just part of the process. A player may not work out well there for a variety of reasons but could do better at his pro day or show more on tape than he did in the workout.
That said, here are some things and players the Bears could be considering when they head to Indianapolis later this month.
All combine results courtesy of NFL.com's results tracker.