After the months - literally, months - of anticipation, excitement, and mock draft after mock draft, round one finally played out last night.
Of course there was the fall of Johnny Manziel, and the Bears fans' favorite mocked pick Aaron Donald being swiped out from under them by the Rams at No. 13.
However, general manager Phil Emery stayed true to his word that he had several players he was comfortable with and picked Kyle Fuller, a 6'0" corner, over both Ha Ha Clinton Dix and Calvin Pryor.
Clinton-Dix ended up going to the hated Packers at No. 21 and Pryor to the Jets at No. 18.
The Bears have plenty of defensive needs still to address and tonight they will make two more picks, once at No. 51 in the second round and then at No. 82 in the third round.
Defensive tackle and safety are still seen as the biggest needs that the team must address. Most people will want those positions filled with the next two picks.
The pickings at DT are shaping up much better than the players available at S.
According to CBSSports.com, these are the best available DTs left:
1) Louis Nix III, Notre Dame (Ranked 2nd at the position, 24th overall)
2) Timmy Jernigan, Florida State (3rd, 31st)
3) Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame (4th, 37th)
4) RaShede Hageman, Minnesota (5th, 40th)
5) DaQuan Jones, Penn State (7th, 64th)
All of those prospects are listed as second round prospects. At safety, the pickings are much, much more slim:
1) Terrence Brooks, Florida State (3rd FS, 67)
2) Brock Vereen, Minnesota (3rd SS, 101st)
3) Marqueston Huff, Wyoming (4th FS, 105th)
4) Dion Bailey, USC (5th FS, 128th)
5) Dezmen Southward (4th SS, 128th)
Only Brooks is projected to be a possible second round pick out of those.
The Bears could also look at DE (Kony Ealy, Trent Murphy and Demarcus Lawrence are out there), TE (Jace Amaro, Austin Serferian-Jenkins, C.J. Fiedorowicz and Troy Niklas are available), OLB (Kyle Van Noy and Carl Bradford are available) or maybe they decide to double dip at CB (Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Lamarcus Joyner and Pierre Desir are out there).
So the Bears have no shortage of options depending on what they want.
And also be sure to check out SBNation's best available list.
What direction do you think they should go? Should they perhaps reach for a safety to avoid another run-of-the-mill third round safety, or should they take who falls to them? Would they be better off going DT in round two and getting to pick from a wide selection of good players, or wait to see who falls to them in round three?
Which players do you have your eyes on?