2. Eddie Goldman
Some people know what Eddie Goldman can do, but they just have the taste. Most of the football world has never been exposed to Goldman, though. When healthy, Goldman is an absolute problem. He is a nose tackle who put up 4.5 sacks as a rookie. He also brings a strong run stopping presence, and when he puts it together, it is a great package.
However, his second season saw five starts, and some of them were fighting through injury starts. He was not the same player at all, and the hype train of Goldman had stopped. However, there is no reason to assume he will remain an injury risk, and when he can get on the field people will take notice.
As mentioned, Jaye Howard has been added and Jonathan Bullard has the chances to make a bigger impact. With Goldman taking a step forward like nothing bad happened in 2016 would really make this a feared defense. As the Bears start to become a hot team late into the season people will start to recognize the name Eddie Goldman, and will be reciting his sack total as to why the Bears are a sleeper in the 2018 season.