Jerry Angelo and Lovie Smith filled every team need. They looked to protect Jay Cutler and give Julius Peppers help on defense. They also added depth to safety and linebacker positions. They also added a quarterback to become Cutler's eventual backup.
ROUND 1 | 29th Pick
Gabe Carimi | T | Wisconsin
He figures to be in the next for either tackle position. If JaMarcus Webb can continue to progress, Webb will move over to left tackle and Carimi will eventually take over at right tackle.
ROUND 2 | 53rd Pick
Stephen Paea | DT | Oregon St.
Paea set a combine record of benching 225 lbs, 49 times. He fills the void left by Tommie Harris. He can also play Anthony Adam's position as he is an unrestricted free agent. Paea is an explosive player with strength and a quick first step.
ROUND 3 | 93rd Pick
Chris Conte | S | California
Conte was a cornerback before converting to a free safety so he has man-to-man skills. The Bears could be without Danieal Manning and Josh Bullocks as they are both free agents.
Nathan Enderle | QB | Idaho
Enderle will look to become Cutler's backup. The 6-4, 240 pounder has a big arm and is Mike Martz project. He didn't have overwhelming numbers in college but has all the physical tools.
ROUND 6 | 195th Pick
J.T. Thomas | LB | West Virginia
Thomas was a first-team all-Big East performer. He is athletic, has good speed and an instinctive defender.
Based on team needs, the Bears seem to have a successful draft. The only way to measure the success of this draft is to check back in a couple seasons and see if they actually made contributions. The only team need the team didn't address is wide receiver, although Angelo and Smith have confidence in the current group.