The Bears front office pushed all of their chips into the pot during the 2010 offseason when they opened up the vault and shelled out big-time cash for free agents Julius Peppers and Chester Taylor.
The good news for Chicago fans was that the strategy paid off and the Bears made it all the way to the NFC Championship game.
With more breathing room to operate in 2011, general manager Jerry Angelo and head coach Lovie Smith begin the process of making the necessary upgrades to a roster that came up one game shy of the Super Bowl last season.
In the latest installment of the NFP’s Inside the draft room series, the guys take a look at some of the pressing issues facing the Bears this offseason and offer up some viable draft day candidates for Lovie Smith and company.
In addition, here's a breakdown of four teams under pressure entering this year's draft:
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