5. Cornelius Washington, DE
Washington had impressed in camp leading up to the Bears first preseason game and the results continued during the game. Washington is traditionally a 4-3 defensive end. While most 4-3 DEs translate to 3-4 OLBs, Washington has moved to the 3-4 DE, a position that usually is filled by 4-3 DTs.
Washington had three tackles, including one tackle for loss and he broke into the backfield and wrapped up rookie Paxton Lynch for a sack. The Bears will most likely keep four defensive ends. Akiem Hicks and Jonathan Bullard both should have roster spots and there is a good chance Mitch Unrein grabs another spot. If Washington can outperform the others and grab a roster position, that means both Will Sutton and Ego Ferguson might lose out on a spot on the 53-man roster.