Lineman Or Receiver For Bears In First Round?

As much as the Chicago Bears need to add an offensive tackle in this year’s NFL Draft, that might not be in the cards. But a lot could still change as the NFL’s Scouting Combine begins on Thursday.

“There’s five really good offensive tackles in this draft and I just don’t think one’s going to fall to the Bears,” Dan Shonka of said on the Mully and Hanley Show.

LISTEN: Dan Shonka On The Mully And Hanley Show

The five offensive tackles that Shonka referred to are generally accepted as Nate Solder, Anthony Castonzo, Gabe Carimi, Tyron Smith and Derek Sherrod.

“Then the next value after that would either be if you want to go for a center to replace Olin Kreutz,” Shonka said. “You know, get a guy like [Stefen] Wisniewski out of Penn State, who’s an outstanding center, or go to the wide receiver area. And right now we have Torrey Smith from Maryland picked in that slot.”

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  • broderick

    Look. If u think we need a lineman maybe!! but we need some receiver like humans need air to breathe their are too many good receiver out their that we could have. So if the management don’t see. This then maybe they need their eyes checked so get us T.O: randy moss: plexsco: and shock the NFL it can be done GO BEARS GO BEARS!!!!!!!!

  • Jerry Richardson

    Chicago I would hope has more on the ball then this sports writer! They need an O Line and they need it big time! Given the recieving corps they have, Jay Cutler if he is given protection can destroy opposing defenses with Mad Mike’s deep passing game and the speed at the current reciever position with Olsen and Bennet as short slot type possession recievers and Forte from the backfield. Get a Guard and a Center now…..draft a decent back up DB, SS, FS or DL in the latter rounds of 3-7. But, address the weakest link first with the best available player !

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