The Colts still need depth behind RB Frank Gore, and the Bucs could use a receiver opposite Mike Evans. Football Outsiders analyzes the biggest post-draft needs for every team.
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Bears will need protection next year
Chicago selected five defensive players in the first six picks the team had at their disposal in the 2016 draft. Offensive lineman Roderick Johnson would fit the bill if the Bears decide they need offense in the next draft. Way-too-early 2017 mock draft (Insider)
Whitehair is a 'plug-and-play starter'
Mel Kiper Jr. sees Cody Whitehair as an instant starter for Chicago. He has plenty of experience at tackle, but the Bears should kick the rookie inside for now. Kiper: Impact rookies (Insider)
The decision to cut Matt Slauson was based on the belief that Ted Larsen and Cody Whitehair are better fits for the Bears offense.
The Bears are hoping Eddie Royal will stay healthy and put up better numbers in 2016.
While Lamarr Houston admits Aaron Rodgers is a great competitor, he also said: "The whole championship belt thing kind of gets on my nerves."
Bears found what they sought
Lamarr Houston led the Bears in sacks with just 8.0 last season, so they were in desperate need of a pass-rusher at the top of the draft. After nabbing Leonard Floyd, Chicago landed on Todd McShay's list of most improved teams. Most improved teams (Insider)
Former Bears safety Antrel Rolle says poor field conditions at Halas Hall are to blame for the November knee injury he suffered during a practice.
ESPN NFL Draft Analyst, Mel Kiper Jr, joined Carmen and Jurko. He analyzed the Bears selections in the draft, and looked at the other major story lines from the weekend.
The Bears' GM offers an individual breakdown of the nine players selected in this year's draft.
ESPN Insider's NFL draft experts recap the 2016 draft for the Chicago Bears, including Mel Kiper's draft grades, Todd McShay's favorite pick and more.
Bears earn high marks
Mel Kiper Jr. gave Chicago an exceptional grade for its work in the draft, despite having concerns about the Bears' first selection, Leonard Floyd. NFL draft grades (Insider)
Bears' best pick: Leonard Floyd
Overall, Chicago had a great draft, but its first-round pick -- the outside linebacker from Georgia -- gives the Bears a badly needed pass-rusher with both speed and versatility. Todd McShay (Insider)
The Chicago Bears may have taken a risk with their top pick, but they bolstered their defense and created plenty of competition overall.
Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer
Brian Hoyer agrees to a one-year deal with Chicago Bears. GM Ryan Pace says Hoyer's experience and connection to OC Dowell Loggains played a huge role in team wanting the veteran QB.
Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer
Bears GM Ryan Pace confirms team has agreed to terms with veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer.
Quarterback Brian Hoyer has agreed to a one-year deal with the Bears, which provides veteran depth behind starter Jay Cutler.
A full look at all the moves made during the NFL draft, broken down by team.
Jeff Dickerson breaks down first-rounder Leonard Floyd and the Bears' draft class.
Receiver isn't a big need for the Chicago Bears, but Daniel Braverman's big-time college production made him worth a late draft pick.
|2(25)||Cody Whitehair||OG||Kansas State|
|4(15)||Nick Kwiatkoski||ILB||West Virginia|
|4(26)||Deon Bush||S||Miami (FL)|
|4(29)||Deiondre' Hall||CB||Northern Iowa|
|6(10)||Deandre Houston-Carson||S||William & Mary|
|7(9)||Daniel Braverman||WR||Western Michigan|
Bears vs Broncos
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