2013 NFL Draft: Offensive line the top need for the Chicago Bears?

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The Chicago Bears likely need to address their offensive line in the 2013 NFL Draft.

The Chicago Bears still have a shot at making the NFL playoffs this season, but plenty of eyes are still turned to the 2013 NFL Draft. After a 7-1 start, many felt they wouldn't be considering the draft heading into Week 17, but a colossal losing skid has left them on the outside looking in on the playoffs.

Windy City Gridiron, SB Nation's blog for the Bears, took a look at what position the Bears should draft in the first round come draft day. They had a poll for the readers, with offensive tackle, offensive guard, tight end, defensive end, defensive tackle, cornerback, linebacker and "other" as the selection options.

The voting was not close, at least as of Thursday morning: 62 percent of the vote (425 votes) went to offensive tackle. The guard position took another 12 percent (88 votes), meaning 74 percent of the total votes went to positions on the offensive line.

Said line has been shuffled and re-shuffled all season, but nothing the Bears have done has translated to quarterback Jay Cutler not being put on his back game-in and game-out. It's pretty clear that addressing the o-line is the team's top priority, provided there aren't changes to the coaching staff or quarterback.

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