Who are the top 15 players on the Chicago Bears roster?
As the offseason has gone along, we have highlighted the entire Chicago Bears roster by going through the top 90 players. Now, we have made it to the top 15.
Unless the Bears make a move like Khalil Mack last season, these will be the most influential 15 players on the roster. This list will focus solely on their value through 2019.
It will look at their talent level, their potential to impact the roster and their value over other players on the roster. With that in mind, who are the top 15 players heading into camp for the Bears?
15. James Daniels
Last year Tarik Cohen kicked off the top 15. As Tarik Cohen slides back a bit. the value of James Daniels rises over him. This speaks more to Daniels than it does of Cohen. Last season, Daniels was in a camp competition and did not even start the regular season. However, we knew better and put him in the top 20.
That is because with the injury history of Kyle Long, the progression of Daniels was crucial. Cody Whitehair cannot carry an interior unit. Daniels not only progressed as the year went on, but he gave the Bears confidence to put more on his plate.
The team now has moved him to center. This is key because he now has to help set the offensive line and snap the ball. He likely is going to improve his ranking if he can take the upgrade in stride.
Tarik Cohen needs a healthy Daniels to succeed, and while the Bears added skill players to take away from Cohen, they added to Daniels plate. It is only natural that he pass him and finish off the top 16.