What positions do you see as the weakest going into the new season?

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  1. JustAnotherBearsFan99

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    We've seen major upgrades on the roster, but where do you still see a need to upgrade? Where are we thin on depth? Where do you see a position that needs serious attention in next year's draft?
     
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    TE depth
    S starting and backup
     
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    I would add LB depth (and potentially starters) since McClellin, Bostic, Greene, Jones still need to prove themselves.
     
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    I think TE for sure.

    It will also be interesting to see how the OL does this season. The run blocking needs to get better. I'm curious about the RT position too. We may be fine, but we may not. We'll know more once the season is under way.

    I'm hoping we're okay at LB, but it's also a bit of an unknown until we see the unit perform. I'm hoping for the best.
     
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    I think w/Britton and BDLP the OL should be fine. But I thought about that also for a minute.
     
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    To me the Safety position still has room to improvement. I feel our UFA pickups are bandaids at best. Hopefully Vereen lives up to all the high praise he's been getting so far since Rookie mini-camp.

    Thin on depth is definitely TE but LB is a close second.

    Speaking of the OL... sounds like Kromer is liking Michael Ola & Charles Leno Jr. who have been seeing some first team reps with Mills still slowly being brought back up to speed.

    I definitely think all of this competition that Emery has created will help out a lot at some of the roster's iffy positions since there's not a lot of proven starters and playing time is up for grabs.​
     
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    Well if you improve your starting safeties than your backup depth automatically gets better.
     
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    I would agree w/that, but I don't think they've necessarily made a substantial upgrade in starting talent at S.
     
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    Way too early to tell (need to see if any of our draft picks from this year and last are going to be viable starters in the next couple of years).

    Off the top of my head:

    C (Garza replacement)
    G (depth)
    TE (second option other than Bennett)

    DE (depth/future starter)
    MLB (depending on how Bostic plays)
    OLB (future starter)
    CB (depth/future starter)
    FS (depending on Vereen)
    SS (future starter)
     
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    But it's an upgrade nonetheless.
     
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