Coming into focus

With the future of <!--Default NodeId For Keith Traylor is 292249,2002--><A HREF=[PlayerNode:292249]>Keith Traylor</A> and <!--Default NodeId For Ted Washington is 292256,2002--><A HREF=[PlayerNode:292256]>Ted Washington</A> in question the Bears will likely use at least one draft pick on the front four, but that doesn't mean a move is imminent.

"We can go business as usual with them," Angelo said about making a decision about the future of Washington and Traylor with the team. "So I don't see that as forthcoming that we're going to do anything immediately with either one of them. And tackle position because of their age is something that we're looking at.

The draft is particularly deep on the defensive line and Angelo said according to his scouting as many as 10 could go in the first round.

"This is a very good year for defensive linemen in the draft," Angelo said. "It's deep and you can't have enough of them. I treat them like quarterbacks."

When asked how to construct a team Angelo reiterated the point.

"I think you have to build inside out," Angelo said. "I think your lines create the standard of play. I don't think you can minimize that. I looked at the perennial winners two years ago and it was the defensive line. Teams with good defensive lines are usually very good football teams or good football teams. I don't see teams winning without good defensive lines as a rule."

Meaning the Bears are going to select Arizona State DE Terrell Suggs or Penn State DT Jimmy Kennedy. There is a chance the team has another defensive lineman targeted that would fall later in the first round.

There's talk that Angelo loves Kentucky's Dewayne Robertson and envisions him as a Warren Sapp type player. Meaning the Bears could trade down to the middle of the first round, so they could select Robertson and pick up an addition draft choice or two.

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