For this May round of Four Downs, we will be looking at each team's biggest remaining need as well as notable undrafted free agents who will be going to camp with each franchise.
Biggest Need: Offensive line
With only two picks in the first two days of the draft, the Bears weren't able to address the majority of their holes. Chicago didn't address their offensive line until Round 7, drafting Colorado's Arlington Hambright and Tennessee State's Lachavious Simmons with their final two picks. Neither are likely to make a significant impact in 2020 -- Hambright will likely shift from tackle to guard, while Simmons is a multi-year project who will probably spend at least 2020 on the practice squad. The Bears' offensive line was charted with 124 blown blocks last season by Sports Info Solutions and has ranked 28th and 29th in adjusted line yards the past two seasons. Chicago will have to count on new line coach Juan Castillo to get more out of the talent already there than has been shown over the past couple of seasons.
Notable Undrafted Free Agents: Chicago's undrafted free agent class may be the weakest in the division; they only guaranteed money to four players, with none topping $30,000. The most recognizable name belongs to edge rusher Ledarius Mack (Buffalo), who got a $1,500 signing bonus in part for being Khalil's brother. Perhaps more likely to make an impact will be Duke's Trevon McSwain, an undersized but agile defensive tackle with solid fundamentals; he'll need to bulk up and add strength to make it at the NFL level. The Bears also added Kentucky's Ahmad Wagner, who played in just eight games for the Wildcats, as he was mostly a basketball player for Iowa. At 6-foot-5, 234 pounds, he's an interesting red zone project -- he drew 11 pass interference penalties on 43 targets last season. Western Illinois' LaCale London will need to find a position in the pros -- he's listed as a linebacker, defensive end and defensive tackle in various places. He rushed the passer plenty in college, but probably has to move to the line in Chuck Pagano's scheme.
Biggest Need: Inside linebacker
Detroit could have spent all their draft picks on defense and been justified, having ranked 28th in DVOA in each of the past two seasons. First-round cornerback Jeff Okudah will be a great fit in the secondary, and third-rounder Julian Okwara is an interesting prospect at edge rusher. That leaves unaddressed the middle of the defense, where Jarrad Davis and Christian Jones are once again penciled in as the starters, alongside free-agent pickup Jamie Collins. Davis is not the every-down linebacker the Lions were hoping for when they used a first-round pick on him in 2017; his 31.8% broken tackle rate in 2019 was the worst among players with at least 30 solo tackles, and he struggled mightily in coverage. The Lions opted not to pick up Davis' fifth-year option, leaving the team with no long-term plan in the center of the defense.
Notable Undrafted Free Agents: Tight end Hunter Bryant (Washington) is an interesting prospect. Lance Zierlein of NFL.com compared him to Jordan Reed, which fits in both his playmaking skills and his lengthy injury history; he has missed plenty of time over the last two years with knee injuries. He's more of a big slot receiver in the pros than a tight end, but he has skills with the ball in his hands -- he averaged 16.4 yards per catch in college. Detroit also added a pair of safeties with a chance to make the roster. Notre Dame's Jalen Elliott is limited as a cover guy, but he's a competitive thumper, a three-year starter, and a team captain -- he seems to fit the mold of "special teams maven" to a tee. Auburn's Jeremiah Dinson is, to quote Zierlein again, "a cornerback playing safety who runs more like a linebacker," which screams "guy without a position in the NFL." Still, he has excellent instincts and impeccable intangibles, so if he can find a spot that matches his size, he has a chance to contribute.
Green Bay Packers
Biggest Need: Wide receiver
In what was billed as the deepest receiver draft in recent memory, the Packers drafted zero wide receivers. Davante Adams was the only Packers receiver with more than 35 receptions last season, and the Packers have zero proven options anywhere else on the depth chart. Allen Lazard did flash in limited action and could potentially be a solid second or third option in 2020, but the rest of the corps is a shambles. Geronimo Allison is now in Detroit (which is no great loss -- he had the second-worst receiving DVOA in the league); Marquez Valdes-Scantling had the worst catch rate in the league. New signing Devin Funchess is coming off of a collarbone injury and has only had one positive DVOA season in his career. The rest of the depth chart is made up of flyers and lottery tickets. Even if Lazard is twice as good as he was in 2019, the Packers could still have used a third receiver to flesh out their 11-personnel sets. It's hard to see how taking Jordan Love instead of Tee Higgins or Michael Pittman Jr. makes the Packers a better team in 2020 … or 2021.
Notable Undrafted Free Agents: Don't worry, Packers fans -- Green Bay went out and finally added some receivers in free agency. Reggie Begelton is a really, really interesting prospect, as he's not REALLY a rookie -- he's listed as a UDFA out of Lamar, but he has played the last three years for the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL, where he was the team's most outstanding player a season ago, with 102 receptions for 1,444 yards and ten touchdowns. Don't be shocked if he plays a huge role in 2020, considering Green Bay's depleted depth chart. Michigan State's Darrell Stewart has size and athleticism to spare, but he's a developmental prospect who has trouble with drops and with sloppy route running. The Packers' UDFA class also includes Florida State's Stanford Samuels (a tall, physical, man-cover corner with some concerns about his slim frame), Utah State's Tipa Galaei (an explosive edge rusher who went undrafted because he's just 235 pounds) and Memphis' Patrick Taylor (a 6-foot-1, 217-pound running back who ended up with a -31.1% BackCAST, slightly above the middle of the pack and ahead of first-round pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire).
Biggest Need: Guard
With 15 picks, the Vikings did a lot of work overhauling a roster that was gutted by salary cap constraints, replacing Stefon Diggs, providing much-needed secondary help, and shoring up offensive tackle. One area they didn't significantly improve, however, was the interior offensive line. Oregon State's Blake Brandel and Washburn's Kyle Hinton are late-round projects, and neither are likely to challenge Pat Elflein or Dru Samia anytime soon. Elflein may well have been the worst starting guard in football in 2019, while Samia, last year's fourth-round pick, had just 31 offensive snaps last season. Perhaps Dakota Dozier replaces one or the other, but that would still leave the Vikings weak inside, where they were bullied and beaten out of the playoffs in 2019.
Notable Undrafted Free Agents: The Vikings won the Quartney Davis sweepstakes, guaranteeing him $100,000 to come to Minnesota. The Texas A&M receiver had disappointing numbers in college (54 receptions for 616 yards and four touchdowns as a junior), but there's no doubting his measurables -- 6-foot-1, 201 pounds; a 4.54s 40 and a 35.5-inch vertical leap. The Vikings are hoping that poor quarterbacking kept him from reaching his full potential. Minnesota also grabbed a pair of interesting offensive linemen -- Michigan State's Tyler Higby has started at left guard, left tackle and center; Oregon's Brady Aiello is an excellent run blocker. On defense, Minnesota added Baylor's Blake Lynch, who started at cornerback, linebacker, safety, wide receiver and running back in college; he's probably a linebacker in the pros. Finally, there's Central Florida's Nevelle Clarke, who was a first-team All-ACC cornerback; concerns about his speed, fluidity, and footwork made him a priority free agent rather than a Day 3 draft pick.
Portions of this article originally appeared at ESPN+.