This season has been a roller coaster ride but I knew from the start that this team had a long way to go. The last 10 years of poor drafting and signing free agents who haven't worked out has created this team who have gone on to win a total of 10 games in two years. However, this team will continue to get better if smart moves are made this offseason through free agency (adding a Inside line backer, wide receiver, or defensive end) and in the draft (drafting top players available no matter the position.
I'm confident that the front office knows the weak links on this team and will correct them as soon as it's possible. This building project may take a total of 3 years for the Bears to finally return to the playoffs but it could happen sooner if the right free agents are brought in and the draft picks continue to ascend. It's encouraging to see most of this years draft class get playing time and play well (Grasu appears to be the one player that will need to have a great offseason to justify his third round selection). The one unknown at this point is Kevin White, and although I really wanted him to play this year I'm glad the Bears decided to make sure he was fully ready for next year. There is no point rushing him back to have him hurt him self at the end of a season with no hope of going to the playoffs.
I love using the site Fanspeak to run mock drafts of this team and here is my most recent draft:
Round 1: Jaylon Smith OLB Notre Dame
Round 2: Shaq Lawson DE Clemson
Round 3: Will Fuller WR Notre Dame (best available and a need if they don't resign Alshon)
Round 4: Le'Raven Clark OT Texas Tech
Round 5: Max Redfield S Notre Dame
Round 6: Devonte Fields DE Louisville
Round 6: Kevin Hogan QB Stanford
Round 6: Luke Rhodes William and Mary
Round 7: Ryan Malleck TE Virgian Tech