Who are the top 85 players on the Chicago Bears 2020 roster?
Going off of the start of our ranking series yesterday, we will now look into the Chicago Bears top players from 85-81. The list is sorted based on their value, and how much the Chicago Bears will rely on them to contribute in 2020.
85. LaCale London
If LaCale London is going to make the roster, he is going to do it on the Roy Robertson-Harris path. Both were UDFAs, and both enter the NFL with a bit of a tweener body. London is better off of the edge, and he is a pass rusher more than run stuffer, however, he is 280 pounds, and does not have NFL speed. Coming from Western Illinois, the Bears are hoping a year on the Practice squad can help London adjust to the NFL with a shot at making the roster in 2021.
84. Alex Wesley, WR
The Chicago Bears signed Wesley to the practice squad late last season. It is no surprise they brought him back if they had that confidence in him last year. However, he still has a lot of climbing to do to make this roster. The Bears lost Taylor Gabriel but added Ted Ginn, Darnell Mooney, and more to the WR room. It is just as deep as it has been, meaning the practice squad is the best case for Wesley.
83. Thomas Ives, WR Last Year Ranking: 81
Thomas Ives is the first player to be on the 2019 ranking list. He beat my projection of making the practice squad despite being 81st on my list. Somehow, he still is moving down the list though, coming in at 83. Like Wesley, it comes down to numbers. There are actually more NFL receivers in the room this year than last year. Am I not giving Ives enough credit for the second straight year?
82. Rashad Smith, LB
Smith was highly productive at Florida Atlantic. However, he is on the smaller and slower side and that is not going to get you drafted as a linebacker. Smith moves up over a few UDFAs because the LB depth is pretty weak, and his tape is better than the measurable show. Perhaps time with a smaller, late rounder in Danny Trevathan can give Smith some tips on how to survive in this league.
81. Reggie Davis, WR
Reggie Davis is a 2017 UDFA from Georgia. He has bounced around from multiple NFL teams in his time, and stick around in Chicago after being signed late last season.
There is one idea that he has bounced around for years, and has no upside. However, compared to Alex Wesley, and Thomas Ives, he has shown more NFL experience.