Brad Biggs details why WR-CB combo could make most sense for Bears in 1st, 2nd rounds of NFL Draft

The Bears hold the No. 20 overall pick in the NFL Draft.
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(670 The Score) After the Bears failed to make a franchise-altering move at the quarterback position in free agency or on the trade market in recent weeks, the attention turns to what they’ll do with the No. 20 overall pick in the NFL Draft, which begins April 29.

The Bears have no shortage of needs to address still. They added veteran Andy Dalton on a one-year deal but still need a long-term answer at quarterback. They could use a cornerstone offensive tackle. They’re in need of another playmaker at receiver and also have a vacancy after releasing top cornerback Kyle Fuller due to a salary cap crunch.

So which way will the Bears go early in the NFL Draft? On the Mully & Haugh Show on Wednesday morning, Tribune writer Brad Biggs made the case for signs pointing toward the Bears going with a receiver-cornerback combo with their first two picks in the draft.

“Corner is definitely a need,” Biggs said. “I haven’t actually laid eyes on the numbers yet for the Desmond Trufant deal, but I had a guy with another team tell me it’s a minimum-salary deal. You don’t cut Kyle Fuller and right away sign Desmond Trufant and fix the issue. If that’s your Band-Aid, you still have (concerns). Desmond Trufant hasn’t been able to stay healthy, and he hasn’t been very good. So that’s strictly a depth addition. They will upgrade on Desmond Trufant here at some point. It is a draft with considerable depth at the cornerback position. There was good depth in the draft a year ago. The Bears took advantage of that with Jaylon Johnson in round two.

“They got to help Andy Dalton, and I think what we’re seeing happen here is they’re taking some resources on defense and trying to add more resources on offense by subtracting a little bit from the defense and adding to the offense, which has been so stagnant for the last couple seasons. They made a run at Kenny Golladay in free agency. They didn’t get him. He goes to the Giants. They could be better off drafting a wide receiver at 20 than sinking a whole bunch of money in a one-year deal for Kenny Golladay. I really believe that. They’d be better off in the near future and the long run by doing that. So I see them right now, if I had to choose positions – and it’s so hard, especially this far out, because you don’t know who’s going to be up on the board there – but if I had to pick right now, I’d say wide receiver in round one and they double back with a cornerback in round two.”

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Biggs then expanded on why he doesn’t believe the Bears will prioritize selecting an offensive tackle at No. 20 overall.

“German Ifedi quadrupled his pay to $4.25 million this year,” Biggs said. “They are so tight in terms of resources that they can’t afford to dump that kind of money into a