OL needs help at RT
RB one more needed
WR one more seems likely
DL needs help everywhere which the draft has plenty of, DE, Edge at least 3 maybe 4
LB fairly set
DB Nickle and or a corner may be a safety to
Special teams set
So we have about 9 -10 players needed to round out the team this year, we still have FA and the draft with like 9 picks so I can see Pole's plan. Things aren't as bleak as some have said
So what you're saying is the Bears needs 9 to 10 starters and we're scraping the bottom of the barrel of free agents and you're expecting to find 5 starters in the draft that are going to help the Bears compete over the long term?
The best available free agents left right now are in the same class as Byron Pringle was last year.
The Bears have one pick in the Top-50 picks of the NFL Draft and according to the metrics 65 percent of the players that make up your 53-man roster for 5 or more years in the NFL come from the Top-50 players.
So the odds are stacked against the other draft picks Poles added being on the roster beyond 5 years, take the 2019 Bears NFL Draft as an example they're all no longer on the roster.
So no the state of the Bears is far from stable. It's a fucking mess where you hope defensive coaching will elevate the defense and Justin Fields will deal with an asinine level of pressure in his face again to elevate the offense.
Cody Whitehair is an emergency center not the starting center.
The free agent left guard may be a slight upgrade over Schofield. They still need a RT because if they're going to start a rookie again like they did with Jones and Borom, well we've seen how well starting a rookie at OT goes over the years.
Yeah DJ Moore is legit but he's the only legit WR on the roster until Mooney proves he's back from injury.
This was the most baffling effort in free agency I've seen in a long time. The two strongest position groups were offensive and defensive tackles and Poles didn't sign one quality starter.
other than the DJ Moore trade inclusion they did NOTHING to improve the passing game.