Bears should try to beef up O-line with next pick
Having acquired the pass rusher they desired, the Bears are expected to turn their attention toward the offensive line tonight, when the second and third rounds of the NFL draft are conducted.
The top O-line talent remaining includes Stanford left tackle Jonathan Martin, Georgia guard-tackle Cordy Glenn and Wisconsin center Peter Konz, all of whom were considered potential first-round picks but are still on the board.
The Bears have the 18th pick in the second round and the 17th pick in the third round.
Cornerback could be another position the Bears consider. Only three corners were taken in the first round. The most talented cover guy remaining is North Alabama's Janoris Jenkins, who comes with major character concerns. Montana's Trumaine Johnson and Central Florida's Josh Robinson would be safer picks but with less man-to-man cover ability.
Wide receiver could also be a position that draws some consideration, despite the addition of three-time Pro Bowl pick Brandon Marshall. Only four wideouts were selected in the first round, leaving players like Georgia Tech's Stephen Hill available. Hill put on a one-man show at the Combine, running a 4.31 40-yard dash.
, and he has great size at 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds. LSU's Rueben Randle is another big wide receiver who figures to come off the board early in the evening. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder averaged 17.3 yards per catch last season.
South Carolina's 6-foot-3, 216-pound Alshon Jeffery provides an excellent target for quarterbacks, but some teams have been turned off by his pedestrian 40-yard dash times, which have mostly been in the 4.6 range.
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