Chicago Bears News: 5 Depth chart surprises and more

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Cole Kmet looks to have supplanted Demetrius Harris

While analyzing the team and creating our projections, I knew Cole Kmet would see plenty of action in 2020. That said, I did not expect him to leapfrog Demetrius Harris on the depth chart this soon. Harris has familiarity with the offense since he played in it under Matt Nagy in Kansas City. Not to mention, he brings experience to the table, something Kmet does not have yet.

This is good news for Chicago Bears fans though. It means Kmet looks to be the real deal and his flashes in camp and growth are paying off. Harris will still see action as I expect the Bears to run more 12 personnel this season. This personnel uses two tight ends and one running back. With Cohen and David Montgomery at running back we could see some 22 personnel too (two running backs and two tight ends).

Comparing the current tight end situation to last year, no analyst, or fan for that matter, should come to the conclusion that the positional group has not been improved drastically. I am excited to see Jimmy Graham and Kmet tear it up each week.