At end, Michael Haynes is penciled in as the every-down player on the left side, but his play last season wasn't extraordinary by any means. It's possible, though, that all he needs is a chance to play like a first-rounder. Even if he does, there is no depth behind he and DRE Alex Brown.
Offensive left tackle - Mike Gandy filled in here for most of the past two seasons, but he's a guard, and he plays left tackle like a guard. 2002 first-round draft pick Marc Colombo may never make it back from a dislocated knee cap suffered in November of that year. For now, inexperienced Qasim Mitchell is No. 1 based on his two starts last season.
Wide receiver - The Bears need a complement for Marty Booker, preferably one with big-play capabilities. David Terrell has done very little in his first three years to indicate that he's the guy. Justin Gage played well in limited action as a rookie, but it will be difficult for the Bears to go into the season without adding depth at wide receiver.
Quarterback – The Bears are now in need of a third string quarterback with the release of Chris Chandler and Kordell Stewart. With Rex Grossman and Jonathan Quinn cemented as the starter and backup respectively the Bears will likely add a developmental quarterback on the second day of the draft.
GM Jerry Angelo inked Zak Kustok to a two-year late last month, but don't expect the local product to make the 53-man roster. Despite being an intelligent player he doesn't have an NFL body or a strong arm.
Grossman and Quinn have combined for 6 NFL starts, which leaves Chicago incredibly inexperienced at quarterback. However Lovie Smith said that didn't bother him when pressed on the issue during the team's first mini-camp.
Other positions of note: The Bears will also look to add depth at linebacker and cornerback.
The Bears draft picks by round
4 8(104) from Washington through New England
The Insiders contributed to this report.