dave99 wrote: ↑Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:05 pmIE wrote: ↑Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:50 pm Priority (in order): WR, WR, Safety, ILB, CB, Swing OT, C
I don't see how WR isn't the top priority on everyone's list. Without a top pick they may get lucky and have a good one drop to the 2nd rounder. But most likely it will need to be two FAs to join Mooney. Dazz, Grant and maybe Adams. Put it this way: Byron Pringle would be the #1 WR on the Bears. That says all you need to say about JF1's weapons.
I think they have to go one more year with only a FA offensive line patch or two this year, because of more pressing needs in other areas. I think the top pick goes to WR or S. I think DL and ILB will be patched and filled with lower round draft picks.
I believe that if you give Fields time in a professional offensive scheme he can make do with average receivers.
For a while.
And this is not going to be a one year rebuild.
Find the five (probably 6 or 7) guys that can protect Fields and give the running game some more consistency and the offense will look a whole lot better.
Build the lines. The rest will come.
WR could be the ugliest position group (although I'd probably pick S - or even DL, if you let both FAs walk).
But I think a young QB needs OL and at least an average HB far more than WRs.
And in general, if you asked me which position group you'd be more comfortable with a bunch of nobodies, WR would probably top the list.