The Bears have a lot of holes to fill and since they have resigned themselves to doing so through the draft, it would help to have as many picks as they can accumulate.
It seems that depending on how NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell rules on the Bears tampering hearing with the San Francisco 49ers they could receive one of the 49ers draft picks, though which one is not knowns.
Also the Bears could be in line for as many as 3 compensatory picks in this year's draft. Likely they would all be 6th rounders.
Last year, the Bears lost Justin Gage, Alfonso Boone, Ian Scott, Todd Johnson and Cameron Worrell. Players who are cut, as Tank Johnson was, don't count. The only free agent of significance they added was Anthony Adams.