2014 Draft Needs: NFC North 

January, 9, 2014
Jan 9
3:30
PM ET
Blake BortlesMatt Kartozian/USA TODAY SportsWill Central Florida QB Blake Bortles be around long enough to land with the Minnesota Vikings?

We're examining the NFC North in our division-by-division early breakdown of team needs. The Lions and Bears both faltered down the stretch, allowing the Packers to steal the division crown although they finished with just an 8-7-1 record. There will be a few new coaching regimes within the division in 2014, as both the Lions (Jim Schwartz) and Vikings (Leslie Frazier) fired their head coaches.

Here is a very early look at the position along with a few prospects that each team could be targeting as we get closer to this May's draft. As usual, draft-eligible non-seniors are denoted with an asterisk.

CHICAGO BEARS (8-8)
Draft Position: No. 14 overall
Needs: Defensive line, defensive back, guard/center