We're planning to get back to more of the compelling Warren Sapp interview later, but the good folks over at Pro Football Weekly have compiled a list of the top three draft needs for all 32 franchises.
PFW ranks the Bears needs as follows:
All three are valid areas of need. The struggles at wide receiver have been well documented here but Jerry Angelo has used only three picks in the first three rounds on receivers in seven drafts. That's more than a trend, that's a state of mind when it comes to the draft.
The Bears need a pass-rushing threat but will they hope Rod Marinelli can reverse the fortunes of Tommie Harris and Mark Anderson? Will they look to strike in free agency for an impact lineman?
Right tackle John Tait is entering the final year of his contract. The jury is still out on last year's first-round pick, Chris Williams. It's going to be another very strong draft for tackles, scouts say. This certainly makes sense. They could use an infusion of youth on the interior of the line as well.
But what about quarterback? There's no question safety is a serious need. Strong-side linebacker? A complementary running back? There are a lot of ways you can stack the Bears' needs right now. Not knowing what lies ahead in free agency, we'd rank the top three needs as follows:
Yes, that ranking is subject to change. How do you stack it up?