Here are 10 potential picks who could help Bears

These players have impact potential though it's doubtful some would be around at No. 20

The Bears are just beginning the process for the April 25 to 27 NFL draft with the start of free agency looming and the campus pro day circuit still on tap. However, coming off the scouting combine, here are 10 first round targets who would fit general manager Phil Emery's wish list from my perspective.

D.J. Fluker, RT, Alabama: Another right tackle? Given that the Bears don't know what they have yet in Gabe Carimi (plus the need to upgrade the entire offensive line), Fluker is an option for their pick at No. 20 in the first round.

The tackle has room to develop his footwork in pass protection, but he has the toughness, size (6 feet 5, 339 pounds) and arm length (363/4 inches) that is necessary on the edge.

Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame: Eifert would give the Bears the matchup weapon they desperately need in the middle of the field and in red zone situations.

After running the 40-yard dash in the high 4.6 range and going through positional drills, Eifert is considered the position's top prospect as a complete tight end who can block in the run front and line up removed from the core of the formation as a receiver.

Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina: Cooper's stock is on the rise after an impressive workout in Indianapolis and he would be an immediate upgrade for the interior line.

An athletic prospect with clean footwork who also brings power to the lineup, Cooper is a winner in both the running and passing games.

Lane Johnson, LT, Oklahoma: A day one starter — if he is still on the board. Johnson's technique stood out on the practice fields at the Senior Bowl, he was clearly one of the top athletes at his position during combine workouts and still has room to add around 10 pounds to his lean frame.

A no-brainer for Emery if he's available.

Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama: Physical, strong and nasty, Warmack doesn't have the type of athletic ability that will show up in shorts during a workout. But all you have to do is turn on the tape to see how dominant he can be.

Some see Warmack as one of the top overall players in this draft class. Is he still on the board at No. 20? That could be a stretch.

Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State: The Bears need to add depth and youth at cornerback. Rhodes has the length, size (6-1, 210), speed (4.43) and press-man skills that would fit.

The FSU product needs some work with his off-man technique, but he would have time to develop behind veterans Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings.

Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame: The Bears must get younger in the middle of the defense regardless of the upcoming decision on veteran Brian Urlacher. There are multiple questions surrounding Te'o after the fake girlfriend story, a poor showing in the BCS title game and a sub-par 4.82 40-yard dash time.

However, Te'o brings a ton of production from South Bend with the natural instincts and short-area change-of-direction skills needed at middle linebacker.

Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia: He has legit, top end speed (4.34) and explosive playmaking ability inside the numbers. Austin only measures 5-8, but he would give the Bears creative options out of the slot and the deep ball speed to pair with both Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.

He might be a luxury pick considering the other needs on the roster, but there is no doubt Austin can play.

Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington: The cornerback displayed solid footwork, closing speed and he played with a swagger at the Senior Bowl.

Trufant will need to show more at his pro day, but after running a 4.38 at the combine he could be another option for the Bears to add depth in the secondary.

Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia: Ogletree didn't turn out the workout some expected at the combine and he has had some off-field issues. However, Ogletree still is considered one of the top linebacker prospects because of the resume he put together on tape against SEC competition.

He's a linebacker who will make impact plays.

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Special contributor Matt Bowen, who played at Glenbard West and Iowa, spent seven seasons in the NFL as a strong safety.

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