Receiver will be the choice in Round 2 only if a top prospect slides
But if Nicks and Britt – and maybe Ohio State's Brian Robiskie – are already off the board by the time he picks at No. 49, Angelo may address another position instead of settling for Oklahoma's Juaquin Iglesias or Georgia's Mohamed Massaquoi.
Draft may be more defensive than many think
The Bears currently have an open competition at strong-side linebacker and a defensive backfield that's somewhat up in the air, plus the household names are starting to get long in the tooth and haven't been as productive as they were during the glory days of Lovie Smith's Cover 2.
Corner could be valued just as high or even higher than safety
Instead of hoping for a safety prospect like Louis Delmas of Western Michigan or Rashad Johnson of Alabama in Round 2, Bears fans shouldn't be surprised to see a big corner like Jairus Byrd of Oregon or Kevin Barnes of Maryland later.
Deals will involve trading down or picks next year
Chicago can get an awfully good player in the second round, but Angelo admits the odds of locating another immediate star like Matt Forte are long at best.
Never say never to a value at quarterback or defensive lineman
Speaking of quarterbacks, the coaching staff is buying what Caleb Hanie is selling and believe he's progressed enough to be the primary backup to Cutler, meaning a signal caller probably wouldn't come to Chicago before Round 6 at the earliest.
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