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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OCT 31 Joel Corry
Will DeMarco Murray set the single season rushing record? Will an 8-8 mark win the NFC South? Let’s take a look.
OCT 31 Seth Schwartz
Despite having scouts at every game, James Harris wasn't a lock to be drafted.
OCT 30 Seth Schwartz
From the NFL to the CFL to the WFL and the USFL, Johnnie Walton's career was one for the ages.
OCT 28 Jeff Fedotin
Hated on by fans, San Diego’s quarterback is having an MVP-caliber year.