When evaluating Justin Fields’ 2022 season a large chunk of the conversation has centered around the assumption he had very little help, but it’s going to be very hard to blame the pass catchers if Fields' breakout season doesn't happen this year, Hub Arkush writes.
What this portion of the offseason resembles the most, as the Bears wrap up their second of three weeks of OTAs, is going to school. Don't read too much into the absence of Jaylon Johnson and Nate Davis yet, Hub Arkush writes.
While much of the 2022 season was a tough watch, there were signs the Bears possessed more talent than their record indicated. Hub Arkush looks at some key names to watch in 2023.
If Fields is to become the player the Bears are dreaming about, he needs to run the ball less. A lot less. But, if they are going to notably improve the league’s worst passing game, they can’t afford a step back in the running game, Hub Arkush writes.
The Bears hit a home run by finding linebacker Jack Sanborn as an undrafted rookie last season. That doesn't happen every year, but Hub Arkush looks at this year's crop of undrafted rookies to see which ones have the best chance to stick in Chicago.
The Bears appear to have a solid rebuilding plan that GM Ryan Poles has remained steadfastly committed to. There is still a long way to go, but I like what I've seen so far, Hub Arkush writes.
The Bears addressed their defense with three picks Friday night, but while all have some promising skills and talents, none are finished products and all will be developmental prospects, Hub Arkush writes.
Darnell Wright is a very interesting pick at 10th and there are more than a handful of things to like about him. The Bears could now be set at tackle on both sides for many years to come, Hub Arkush writes.
Take the best player available? Greatest area of need? Maybe a trade down? Bears GM Ryan Poles is going to have some intriguing options at No. 9, Hub Arkush writes.
With little time left before the lights go on in Kansas City, this is the most unsettled first round at this point I’ve ever seen in my 45 years scouting NFL drafts, Hub Arkush writes.
I’m still watching more tape and making more phone calls, but based on what I’ve learned to date, here is my second crack at a mock draft, Hub Arkush writes.
With a little more than a week to go before the draft, Bears GM Ryan Poles is in good position. There are likely to be multiple top prospects still available at No. 9, giving Poles the opportunity to grab a blue-chip player or trade down for even more picks, Hub Arkush writes.
The Bears have enough holes to fill that GM Ryan Poles is likely focused on finding his highest rated player at a position of need, but let's set that aside for now and look at the top 10 prospects available in the NFL draft regardless of position.
The Bears have bigger needs than cornerback, but if the top edge rushers are off the board, GM Ryan Poles will have to consider bolstering his secondary if Illinois' Devon Witherspoon or Oregon's Christian Gonzalez remain on the board at No. 9, Hub Arkush writes.
Successful drafting is about landing your highest-rated prospects available who also fit areas of need. That is what I’ve tried to do with each of these picks in my first mock draft, Hub Arkush writes.