Chicago Bears: 53-man roster prediction following the draft

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Chicago Bears, Eddy Pineiro
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Special Teams

Eddy Pineiro, Pat O’Donnell, Patrick Scales (3)

Finally, we have the special teams unit. Pat O’Donnell is clearly making the roster as the punter. Patrick Scales is obviously going to make the roster as the long snapper. The team does not have any competition at either of these two positions.

Last year, the kicking position was treated like a circus. In the end, Eddy Pineiro won the starting job, but his season was full of mixed results. He was praised for his game-winning 53-yard field goal in Week 2 over the Denver Broncos.

In the eight games, the Chicago Bears won, Pineiro hit 93.8 percent of his kicks last year. However, when the team lost, Pineiro only hit 66.7 percent of kicks. This inconsistency is not something Matt Nagy will live with for long. Could this be why the team brought in yet another kicker?

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Ramiz Ahmed was the kicker for Nevada. He went undrafted and did not play in 2019. He finds himself on the Bears roster heading into 2020. To be honest, I am not sure what they see in Ahmed. In 2018, he only hit 15 of his 20 field goal attempts and also missed five extra points. He is just a camp body and will not supplant Pineiro on the 53-man roster.