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ESPN tabs Bears as best fit for three free agents

helmet-main-030722 writers Jeremy Fowler and Matt Bowen have ranked the NFL's top 50 free agents and selected the best team fits for each one.

The Bears are listed as the best fit for three free agents: 32) Jaguars tackle Cam Robinson; 40) Cowboys receiver Michael Gallup; and 47) Rams center Brian Allen. Here's what Fowler and Bowen have to say about each player:

32) Cam Robinson, OT

Why it makes sense: Robinson has major ability but plays inconsistently. With Chicago's issues across the offensive line for the past few years, it's time to invest in high-level talent, betting that Robinson will become more consistent in the right culture and system. – Fowler

Scheme fit: As Jeremy said, the Bears are betting on the upside and the ability of their coaching staff to elevate the play of Robinson. The former Alabama lineman has the talent level to hold down the left tackle position in Chicago. – Bowen

40) Michael Gallup, WR

Why it makes sense: The Bears will prioritize a receiver who can win one-on-one matchups for quarterback Justin Fields. Gallup will be the steal of free agency if a team gets a discount due to his torn ACL. By midseason, he should be humming. Offensive coaches around the league love this guy's game and felt he has been underutilized in Dallas. – Fowler

Scheme fit: The Bears need playmakers in the pass game opposite Darnell Mooney, and Gallup brings a physical element to the position, with the ability to stretch the defense over the top as an outside target for Fields. – Bowen

47) Brian Allen, C

Why it makes sense: O-line, O-line, O-line. The Bears' new GM, Ryan Poles, was an offensive lineman at Boston College and just helped the Chiefs rebuild their offensive line as part of Kansas City's front office. The 49ers could be a sleeper here though, too. Alex Mack is a candidate to retire, and the 49ers' and Rams' offenses employ similar run-game/play-action principles. – Fowler

Scheme fit: Allen is a smart, positional blocker who can climb off combos and get up to the linebacker level. That fits what I expect to be a zone-heavy run game approach in Luke Getsy's new offensive system. – Bowen