(670 The Score) As the Bears seek significant improvement this offseason, the NFL Draft will present a key opportunity.
The Bears (3-13) have secured at least a top-four pick in the NFL Draft after a 41-10 setback to the Lions on Sunday, which marked Chicago's franchise-worst ninth straight defeat. Heading into the final week of the regular season, the Bears are currently in line for the No. 2 pick but could still land the No. 1 selection.
The Bears are a half-game behind the NFL-worst Texans (2-13-1). The Bears host the Vikings (12-4) on Sunday at Soldier Field, while the Texans will visit the Colts (4-11-1) on Sunday. If the Bears lose and the Texans win, Chicago will land the No. 1 pick. If both teams lose, the Bears will land the the No. 2 selection.
The Seahawks (8-8) currently own the No. 3 pick through a trade with the Broncos (4-12) that sent quarterback Russell Wilson from Seattle to Denver. The Cardinals (4-12) currently hold the No. 4 pick. Teams with a lower strength of schedule get the better pick in a tiebreaker in the NFL Draft.
Chicago currently has the higher opponents' win percentage (.566) than Denver (.485) and Arizona (.526).
The Bears last made the No. 2 overall selection in 2017, when they traded up one slot to select quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for 670TheScore.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.
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