The team returns four starters from last year's o-line with the only exception being Blake Brockermeyer.
On the defensive side of the ball, Alex Brown the Bears fourth round pick figures to be a key component in rushing the passer. For Brown to make an impact on defense, he must report to camp on time, so the former Gator can add moves to his pass-rushing arsenal. Karon Riley struggled with the transition from the collegiate ranks because his only asset was speed. He lacked a secondary attack such as a bull rush, which NFL left tackles could negate.
The entire NFL has been slow in signing their draft choices this year due in part to rule changes in the rookie salaries. However, once the top choices begin to sign a domino effect follows thereafter.
The Bears have just 16 days until the start of camp and eight draft choices to sign.