Because the Bears don't have a first- or second-round draft pick doesn't mean they will approach the draft from a radically different point of view. No one knows what might happen between now and the April 22nd draft.
While it may be difficult to move up, it's not impossible.
"When I say we're keeping all options open, trades happen," Bears coach Lovie Smith said. "We have to look at the draft based on us having a first-round draft pick. You never know what might happen. Of course, we may look a little closer from the third round on but we can't disregard the first two [rounds] either."
The Bears have had more success in the later rounds than with the earlier picks, which is a point Smith conceded.
"We haven't done as well probably with some of the earlier picks," he said. "But it seems like the third round on, we have done well. So looking at it just from that point of view, we know we've gotten a lot of players that have played well for us from the later rounds on and that's what we're dealing with."