The Chicago Bears last season started out 7-1 and looked very promising at the midpoint of the season, but things didn't go as planned and the team finished their season 10-6 and concluded with the firing of their beloved head coach Lovie Smith.
With a new staff leading the Bears into the the 2013 a few changes are needed to improve.
Chicago biggest needs headed into the 2013 season are: OL, LB, TE, WR. While the team can also use some young talented depth in the corner back and quarterback positions.
Round 1: Pick 20
DJ Fluker: OT- Alabama
- There are 4 first round offensive tackles in this draft, five if you include the rising Menelik Watson out of Florida State, but Fluker would be a solid fit for the Bears who desperately need a franchise left tackle. Luke Joeckel, Eric Fisher and Lane Johnson will all be gone by the time the Bears pick at 20. They will have a hard decision if either of the two elite guards, Chance Warmack or Jonathon Cooper are available, as they are better prospects, but the left tackle position holds higher value. Regardless, the Bears need to take the best available offensive lineman, as they need help badly and Fluker could start one day at either tackle spot.
Round 2: Pick 50
Arthur Brown- MLB- Kansas State
- Brown should be a day one starter for the Bears, whether replacing Brian Urlacher as the middle linebacker if he moves on, or as an upgrade over OLB Nick Roach. He would also add much needed depth and is excellent value, as he could be taken far earlier than 50th overall. They could wait until the fourth round and see if Jonathan Bostic or Kevin Riddick are available, but at this point, Arthur Brown is too much value to pass up on.
Round 4: Pick 114
- Joseph Fauria- TE- UCLA
- Fauria is huge at almost 6'8 and has fantastic hands and athletic ability and could be a day one starter in Chicago, as they have absolutely nothing at the position. He would be a much needed red-zone and intermediate target for the Bears and would make Jay Cutler's life a lot easier.
Round 5: Pick 146
Denard Robinson- WR- Michigan
- With a new offensive minded coach, Robinson could become a real weapon for the Bears. He could be a slot receiver, a deep threat and a gadget player, basically what Devin Hester was supposed to become and what Percy Harvin is for the Vikings. He could also run some sort of wildcat and expand the offense even more. There is massive bust potential when it comes to Robinson, but at this point he is worth the risk. The Bears could also use an upgrade at backup quarterback and although he should not be a quarterback in the NFL, at least he would make for a fantastic emergency QB. Robinson would give the Bears' offense an electricity it has not had in many years.
Round 6: Pick 178
Jeff Baca- OG- UCLA
Another lineman will have to be drafted, as they lack quality and quantity and Baca could actually be a rookie starter, as the team has nothing at guard. 2011 first round pick, Gabe Carimi will probably move to left guard, where he played alright, after being moved from right tackle, but the other spot is wide open. No one would have a problem if the Bears went after three linemen, but they have other needs.