The Chicago Bears have glaring holes at wide receiver and offensive line, so it stands to reason that Chicago will use its first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft to fix one of the two problem areas. Chicago used its first round selection on offensive line help last year with tackle Gabe Carimi, though the Wisconsin product barely played due to a knee injury.
According to longtime ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr., it won't scare off the Bears from selecting another Big Ten offensive lineman in the first round this year. In his latest mock, Kiper has the Bears pegged to take Ohio State's Mike Adams.
It looks like the Bears will be really aggressive in targeting wide receivers in free agency, and the offensive line still has to be better. Mike Tice knows as well as anybody that Jay Cutler can be successful in the passing game first if he's not getting hit on every play. Adams wasn't a star in terms of testing, but he's really good in pass protection, and the Bears could use more of that trait along the line. He moves his feet and doesn't get beat inside, but he has the length and technique to protect the edge.
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