3. Will Sutton DT, Arizona State
More than injury and suspension, the reason Sutton is no longer on the team does almost come purely based on scheme fit. Sutton was drafted as a 4-3 defensive tackle and had to move into a 3-4. It was tough to find a home, and he never quite fit in. Ferguson was let go this offseason and is now a rotational player in the Vikings four-man front.
4. Ka’Deem Carey, RB, Arizona
Carey is still with the Bears, but just by a nose. When the team moved on from Matt Forte, there was a small dose of Carey hype. Then, Jeremy Langford beat him out. Then, Langford got hurt and the hype built up. Of course, that is when Jordan Howard officially took over as the starter. Now, the Bears drafted Tarik Cohen, signed Benny Cunningham and with Howard as a full-time starter, and Langford back in the mix his roster spot is clearly in jeopardy. He lasted longer than Sutton and Ferguson, but with a new general manager and coach, the days of Carey were numbered from the start.
4. Brock Vereen, S, Minnesota
In an interesting trade, the Bears picked up a fourth round pick and a seventh rounder in this draft for their 2014 fifth rounder and a 2017 fifth rounder. The Bears had their eyes on somebody and it was Brock Vereen. Unfortunately, Vereen never really made an impact. He started four games as a rookie but was mainly a special teamer. When the new regime came in, he was cut and eventually signed with the Vikings. He did not make it out of Vikings training camp but did spend some time on the Patriots practice squad. In 2016, Vereen
More from Bear Goggles On
- Franchise tag and transition tag windows open for Chicago Bears and NFL
- How the Chicago Bears can control the running back market in 2023
- The Chicago Bears can own the city of Chicago moving forward
- Chicago Bears NFL Combine Preview: Quarterback
- 7 best free agent tackle options for Chicago Bears
signed with the Chiefs and spent a season on their practice squad. He is currently signed by the Chiefs.
The seventh round pick that the Bears added was the most impactful player of the trade, though. The team added right tackle, Charles Leno. Sure, Leno is not a fan favorite as of this moment. However, as a seventh round pick, to even get starts out of him is a win, and while some have been poor, others have shown promise.
In the end, the Bears likely won this trade. The pick the Broncos made in this years draft was linebacker Lamin Barrow. Barrow has bounced around the NFL, including some time on the Bears practice squad and is currently with the Miami Dolphins. The Broncos did use the 2015 fifth round pick to move up and grab Shane Ray, but the selection made with the Bears fifth-round pick was MyCole Pruitt, who has yet to make any NFL impact.