Dan Durkin has been a football writer for CBSChicago.com since 2011, when he joined the company after finishing runner-up in the Pepsi Max Score Search. He was CBSChicago.com’s lead Bears reporter in 2014 and now serves as an NFL columnist. He’s a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he was a member of the men’s football team (despite his best efforts to join the women’s team). You can follow Dan on Twitter @djdurkin.
Antrel Rolle will have big responsibility thrust upon him in his first year with the Bears.
Is Kyle Fuller ready to take the next step in his development? It’s crucial for not only him but the entire cornerback group.
Inside linebacker will be a compelling competition to monitor in training camp.
Vic Fangio’s scheme requires a consistent pass rush from the outside linebackers. Who will step up for the Bears?
The Bears’ defensive line has some potential but overall is a young, unsettled group with mismatched pieces.
Long’s elite play through two seasons proves he is ready to transition to tackle for the Bears.
Dan Durkin takes a look at a red zone concept the Bears will use under offensive coordinator Adam Gase.
Durkin takes a look at one of the factors that’s led to Fangio’s success against the league’s MVP.
Dan Durkin breaks down what will be expected of the Bears’ inside linebackers under coordinator Vic Fangio.
Fangio spoke for the first time about the defense he’s installing in Chicago.
White will have big-play potential in Gase’s rub and mesh route concepts.
Amos has all the traits scouts look for in a safety, but must become a more reliable open-field tackler.
Langford was a productive runner at Michigan State who can contribute immediately on offense and special teams.
Goldman’s powerful at the point of attack and effective against the run.
Landon Collins and Randy Gregory are two names to watch.
Here’s Dan Durkin’s look at the newest member of the Chicago Bears: WR Kevin White.
Pace has prepared his entire career for this pivotal moment with the Bears.
How much will the Bears’ 2015 rookie class cost? Dan Durkin has the details.
Here are the details and useful links you’ll need to get ready for this weekend’s draft.
With the draft just days away, here’s Durkin’s final first-round projection.