Ranking the top five Chicago Bears entering 2020

Chicago Bears (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Chicago Bears (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
1 of 5

Who are the top 5 Chicago Bears entering 2020?

We have finally made it. After weeks and weeks after grinding through the top 90 players, we are onto the top five Chicago Bears. Of course, some roster moves have been made, and Eddie Goldman cracked the list at number eight the day that he opted out for the year. Tough hit.

Still, we are now onto the top five Chicago Bears heading into the 2020 season. To recap the top 30, we have

6. Akiem Hicks
7. Robert Quinn
8. Eddie Goldman
9. Roquan Smith
10. James Daniels
11. Anthony Miller
12. Charles Leno Jr.
13. Danny Trevathan
14. David Montgomery
15. Tarik Cohen
16. Nick Foles
17. Bobby Massie
18. Jimmy Graham
19. Mitchell Trubisky
20. Tashaun Gipson Sr.
21. Jaylon Johnson
22. Buster Skrine
23. Bilal Nichols
24. Roy Robertson-Harris
25. Germain Ifedi
26. Cole Kmet
27. Cordarrelle Patterson
28. Ted Ginn Jr.
29. Trevis Gipson
30. Kevin Toliver II

So, who are the top five?

Chicago Bears, Cody Whitehair
Chicago Bears (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

5. Cody Whitehair

Last Year: 7

It is unfair to put the entirety of the offensive line on the back of Whitehair. However, the Bears are relying heavily on Whitehair to keep everything glued together as the center of the offensive line.

To the left of him is James Daniels, who struggled to adjust to center. The Bears were much more successful in 2019 when Whitehair was at center. His impact at center took a lot of stress off of Daniels, and all of a sudden he played his best to close the season.

At right guard, the Bears are starting someone who has not played right guard in three full seasons, and when he did, he was average to below average. Germain Ifedi is a first-round pick but is a project at right guard. One of the biggest issues with Daniels was communicating with Rashaad Coward, who was inexperienced at guard.

Whitehair at center also brought out the best in Coward. For a player transitioning teams and positions with no offseason, it is fair to say that Ifedi is going to rely heavily on Whitehair.

When you get further out, you realize how valuable Whitehair has to be. He makes all four of the players around him better, and that does not include the quarterback.

The Bears have not invested enough in the offensive line, but the line still has a chance for cohesion thanks to Cody Whitehair. His value is irreplaceable.