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The Bears Den: May 05, 2015 - Post-draft Chicago Bears news & notes

Will last season's O-line Swiss army knife Michael Ola find a spot on the roster this year?

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Bears earn high marks in draft - Larry Mayer: The Bears earned good grades from national analysts after landing Kevin White and five other prospects in the 2015 draft ... David JustTodd McShay says Bears most improved team in NFC North.

Bears' promising draft picks must pass chemistry test - Mike Mulligan: Team building can be a slow, subtle process and the Bears figure the change in coaches and coordinator on defense will help them play better, regardless of the lack of picks spent on that side of the ball.

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Lunch With Larry - Larry Mayer, on Robbie Gould singing the 7th inning: "I love Robbie, but as a singer he's a great kicker."

Bears 2015 draft pick allotments - Jeff Dickerson: The sooner a draft choice is under contract, the sooner he can join the team for the remainder of the voluntary offseason program, and Cliff Stein is viewed as the swiftest contract negotiator in the league.

Bears post-draft depth chart - Not-Hub Fishbain with an updated look at what a Bears depth chart could look like heading into the OTAs and minicamp.

Roster analysis - James Neveau takes a look at which positions the Bears got stronger at, and which ones they still need to address as the season approaches.

2015 draft: Evaluating the NFC North - James Neveau: The NFC North improved quite a bit at the draft over the weekend, but which players stood out most and which players left us scratching our heads?

2015 draft review: NFC North - Greg Gabriel casts an eye over the NFC North teams' picks.

[Video] SportsTalk Live - Grading Ryan Pace's first draft as Bears GM, and will the draft return to Chicago?

[Video] SportsTalk Live - Should the Bears have drafted a QB? [KAPCON: Grumpy baby, about a 2]

[Video] - Josh Norris analyzes Ryan Pace's first draft as Bears GM.

[Video] - Adam L. Jahns and Adam Hoge join Kip Lewis to analyze the Bears' draft selections.

Q&A: Eddie Goldman's Florida State DT coach - Brad Biggs: Odell Haggins on what kind of player the Bears have landed in Goldman, a strong interior run defender with a natural low center of gravity.

Q&A: Hroniss Grasu's Oregon O-line coach - Dan Wiederer: Oregon O-line coach Steve Greatwood on Hroniss Grasu, a quick and intelligent center who started 52 games during his four-year college career.

Q&A: Adrian Amos' Penn State defensive coordinator - Dan Wiederer: PSU's Bob Shoop has a clip that he shows to recruits of Adrian Amos, who will bring his versatility and unselfish attitude to the Bears.

Q&A: Tayo Fabuluje's TCU head coach - Rich Campbell: New Bears OT could be a steal in the draft if he maintains an ideal weight, coach says.

Ryan Pace: Opportunity to draft QB never materialized - Jeff Dickerson: The Bears aren't married to Jay Cutler long-term but from the Bears' perspective, outside of Marcus Mariota, a better QB option simply did not exist in the 2015 draft class.

Why Clausen wanted to return to the Bears - Patrick Finley: With free agency approaching, Jimmy Clausen interviewed his new bosses to see where he fit, and he liked what he heard from Ryan Pace and Adam Gase.

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Draft analysis - Tony Villiotti with a final look at the draft from a few different perspectives.

Know thy enemies - Mini-Larry: The Packers and Vikings each invested heavily in their defense during the 2015 draft, while the Lions worked to improve their O-line.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Rob Demovsky: The Packers declined to pick up the fifth-year option for 2016 on Nick Perry's contract, and he now finds himself in a prove-it year. Packers found right time to pick QB.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Michael Rothstein: Character a clear component for Lions in NFL draft process.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: Vikings pick up fifth-year options on Matt Kalil, Harrison Smith.

Will league punt on Chicago as 2016 host? - Patrick M. O'Connell: Fifteen cities initially expressed interest in hosting the draft before Chicago was chosen, where it drew 200,000 people ... Phil ThompsonDecision on NFL draft's return to Chicago expected this summer.