"We want to get a good football player ... that we can win with."
Considering the Bears went with offensive players in their first three picks last season -- Terrell, Thomas and guard Mike Gandy -- it might be the defense's turn to get some help via the draft.
"I've never been greedy," Bears defensive coordinator Greg Blache said. "I just go with what guys they give me. But we've never been snobbish about starting rookies. We'll let them come in and compete for a job, and if they take one, they've earned it."
Look for a defensive lineman, some help in the secondary and maybe a quarterback in the later rounds for the Bears. Veteran Chris Chandler was just signed, but the team has expressed interest in grooming a quarterback for the future.