Who are the most valuable Chicago Bears on the 90-man roster?
As we get ready for the Bears to head to training camp, it is a great time to dissect the entire 90-man roster. This series will break down and rank the Bears top 90 players in order of importance. This means value, cost, age, and how important their development in the 2017 seasons means to the Bears. For the final 20 players, we will do a full breakdown of each player. This edition will feature players 20-16.
20. Jonathan Bullard
Bullard is not quite to this point on the field, but his progression this year is going to be one of the most important aspects to watch. Jaye Howard will likely start over him, but the long-term bet to start next to Eddie Goldman and Akiem Hicks should still be Bullard. He is a former third round pick who has the upside to play like a first round pick.
Bullard has the power, force, and ability to get in the backfield that a bonafide starter has. However, he seems to struggle with processing plays and can find himself in the wrong spot. He also tends to follow his intuition, which leads to over-pursuing and being susceptible to misdirection.
If he can get on the field he is a missing piece that the defensive line needs to be completed.