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Offensive line is still the Bears top draft need heading into the 2020 NFL Draft, so let’s take a look where the position stands right now.

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The last time we asked our Chicago Bears FanPulse voters their thoughts on the Bears biggest draft need was about a month ago, right before free agency, and they were at 56% in favor of offensive line being the top need. We shared a poll here at WCG too, and the WCG voters had o-line as the Bears number one draft need as well with 63% of the vote.

Fast forward through free agency, and the addition of tight end Jimmy Graham, quarterback Nick Foles, outside linebacker Robert Quinn, and a few other depth signings, and the FanPulse voters are still looking at offensive line as the position in most need of help.

Even after the Bears signed Germain Ifedi and Jason Spriggs in free agency, fans are still wanting more talent in the trenches. Some of that may be because of the way this draft is shaping up, with several o-line options rumored to be legit options for the Bears, but part of it also stems from Chicago’s front-line having a down year in 2019.

Here’s my best guess as to how the Bears offensive line depth chart stands right now.

LT) Charles Leno Jr., Jason Spriggs

LG) James Daniels, Alex Bars

C) Cody Whitehair, Daniels

RG) Germain Ifedi, Rashaad Coward

RT) Bobby Massie, Spriggs

Spriggs’ spot on the final 53 is far from a sure thing, so rookie swing tackle could be on the horizon. And Ifedi’s set to transition to right guard after playing most of his career at right tackle, so an interior lineman could be had in the draft too. Bars could be a jack-of-all trades guy since he had some preseason tackle success in 2019, but his best spot is probably guard.

Other veteran offensive linemen on the roster include Sam Mustipher, Dino Boyd, and Corey Levin.

If the Bears do look to the draft to address the position, and they better, we’ve mentioned several these last few months in our scouting reports and mock drafts. Guys like Lloyd Cushenberry, Austin Jackson, Justin Herron, Isaiah Wilson, Damien Lewis, Jonah Jackson, Matt Hennessy, or Lucas Niang would look good in the Navy and Orange.

Do you guys agree with our FanPulse voters?

Poll

With the NFL Draft kicking off tonight, what is the Bears biggest draft need?

This poll is closed

  • 68%
    Offensive line
    (731 votes)
  • 23%
    Defensive back
    (255 votes)
  • 3%
    Quarterback
    (35 votes)
  • 4%
    Tight end
    (49 votes)
1070 votes total Vote Now

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