Prior to free agency and the 2012 NFL Draft, head coach Lovie Smith and first year offensive coordinator Mike Tice staked their jobs on being confident in the offensive line they had in place and that tight end Kellen Davis had the ability to be one of the top tight ends in the NFL. A season later, new head coach Marc Trestman is ready to begin building an NFL quality offense but will need, among other things, an offensive line that can block and a tight end who can catch.
The Bears only have five picks in the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft after trading their third round pick for Brandon Marshall and their seventh round pick for defensive tackle Brian Price (released in training camp last summer). To make the improvements the team needs to compete in 2013 they'll have to sign talent from the free agent market.
The Bears have salary cap space to make a major move along with a couple of other signings to add depth. Here are the Bears' best options at their positions of needs.