Left Defensive End
1. Lamarr Houston: Fans should be excited about Houston. He has a high motor and thirst to succeed. He will benefit greatly from the talent accumulated on the defensive line.
2. Cornelius Washington: Don't write off last year's sixth round pick just yet. Washington will be given every chance to prove he belongs and should respond nicely in his second season.
3. Austen Lane: It seems like ages ago since the Bears brought in Lane. Look how many other high-profile moves they have made on the defensive line.
Left Defensive Tackle
1. Jeremiah Ratliff: It will be an interesting season for Ratliff. He will look to regain his Pro Bowl form and prove he still has what it takes as he plays his first full season since 2011.
2. Nate Collins: A torn ACL cut Collins' season short last year. When healthy, he's a very valuable backup.
1. Stephen Paea: This is a make-or-break season for Paea. The Bears will likely bring in some stiff competition from the draft to push him.
Right Defensive End
1. Jared Allen: Nothing like bringing in a player who has over 125 career sacks. Allen brings nastiness and credibility to the defensive line.
2. Willie Young: Look for Young to come in a lot on third down to put pressure on the quarterback. This means Lamarr Houston will move to the inside.
3. Israel Idonije: An old friend is back in Chicago, but does he have enough to make the roster?
4. David Bass: He might get buried on the depth chart, but there is some promise for the pass-rushing specialist.