Who are the 36th and 35th most valuable players on the 2020 Chicago Bears roster?
We have been counting down the Chicago Bears roster as we are counting down until kick-off. Today, we are looking at the 36th and 35th most valuable players on the 2020 roster. This list is looking at 2020 only and is focusing on how important their sustained success will be to the Chicago Bears this year.
With that in mind, who are players 36, and 35?
36. Duke Shelley
The sixth-round pick spent a redshirt season learning the ins and outs of the NFL. There was talk early into training camp that Duke Shelley was picking things up fast and was ready to compete with Buster Skrine. However, that never came to fruition. Fortunately for the Bears, it could be argued that is because Skrine played well and never gave Shelley a chance.
Still, entering 2020, Shelley is just as much of a mystery as the year prior. He is in about the same role too, although Kindle Vildor was added as well. With a strong camp, he can compete with Skrine again, and if Skrine falls down, he is more valuable than before.
35. Joel Iyiegbuniwe
2018 rank: 31
Iggy, like Shelley, was not known by the masses when he was drafted. However, his hype started to grow through his first offseason. Still, as you can see from his drop from 31 to 37, we never saw much from Iggy.
Still, he does take a small step up this year. However, that has less to do with him and more with the situation around him. There is no depth behind Roquan Smith and Danny Trevathan. They will almost certainly rely on Joel Iyiegbuniwe if either goes down. That is a big step up in responsibility. For now, he is a question mark.