Projections for the 2014 roster and how we got there-

So, rather than go full on mock draft, I wanted to look at what our roster will look like at the start of next season. After going through the roster for 2013 and eliminating the players who I believe won't be resigned, I was left to plug the holes with free agency finds and rookies from the draft. Obviously this is just my opinion, so feel free to share where you think I'm right on the money or just plain idiotic.

I started off with 40 returning players from last season. I then plugged in our 7 draft picks for 2014 (assuming we don't trade any of them away or get any extra picks) and then went through the free agency list to find 5 players who can immediately contribute to fixing any problem areas. That left one spot that I used on an unsigned rookie free agent (just for kicks!). And before everyone picks me apart for it, I'll point out now that I didn't give any names on the rookies picked up in the draft. I only chose the position that will be drafted and the round that we will draft that position in. I love our Bears, but I hardly got the chance to watch any college football this season. So, my knowledge of it is pretty limited!

Here we go-

1. Jay Cutler
2. Josh McCown
3. Unsigned rookie free agent- Keith Price, UW (Go Huskies!!!) or Bryn Renner, NC

Running Back
1. Matt Forte
2. Free agency- Ahmad Bradshaw (can be had for cheaper than Bush)
3. Michael Ford

1. Tony Fiametta

Wide Receiver
1. Brandon Marshall
2. Alshon Jeffrey
3. Earl Bennett
4. Free agency- Emmanuel Sanders, Nate Burleson, or Brandon LaFell
5. Marquess Wilson
6. Eric Weems

Tight End
1. Martellus Bennett
2. Drafted- 5th round

1. Roberto Garza
2. Drafted- 3rd round

1. Matt Slauson
2. Kyle Long
3. James Brown
4. Taylor Boggs

1. Jermon Bushrod
2. Jordan Mills
3. Jonathan Scott
4. Eben Britton

Def. End
1. Shea McClellin
2. Free agency- Greg Hardy, Lamarr Houston, or Michael Johnson
3. Drafted- 4th round
4. Cornelius Washington
5. David Bass

Def. Tackle
1. Jeremiah Ratliff
2. Henry Melton
3. Drafted- 1st round
4. Drafted- 6th round

1. Stephen Paea
2. Landon Cohen

1. Lance Briggs
2. Khaseem Greene

Middle Linebacker
1. DJ Williams (only here because of the weak group of FA MLB's)
2. Jon Bostic

1. Free agency- Brian Orakpo or Shaun Phillips
2. Blake Costanzo

1. Tim Jennings
2. Charles Tillman
3. Zack Bowman
4. Drafted*- 6th round

Free Safety
1. Drafted- 2nd round
2. Craig Steltz

Strong Safety
1. Free Agency- TJ Ward, Antoine Bethea
2. Major Wright

1. Robbie Gould

1. Adam Podlesh

Long Snapper
1. Patrick Mannelly

Kick Returner
1. Drafted*

Punt Returner
1. Drafted*

*All the same player

Okay guys, be gentle!!!

<em>This FanPost was written by a Windy City Gridiron member, and does not necessarily reflect the ideas or opinions of its staff or community.</em>

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