Chicago Bears pre-training camp offensive positional group grades

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Chicago Bears Running Backs

  1. David Montgomery
  2. Tarik Cohen
  3. Damien Williams
  4. Khalil Herbert (R)
  5. Artavis Pierce
  6. Ryan Nall
  7. CJ Marable (R)

David Montgomery and Tarik Cohen are both back this next season as the one-two punch. Montgomery is underrated as arguably a top ten running back in the NFL and Cohen’s receiving threat will make the Bears group alone very good.

Damien Williams was brought in as depth and alone he is great depth as well. He arguably was the Super Bowl MVP for the Kansas City Chiefs as he scored two touchdowns and accounted for 133 yards. Williams is a veteran but was never a workhorse so he adds some much-needed depth to a group that needed it last season. He may eat into Montgomery’s workload as well.

Khalil Herbert was drafted in the sixth round and could jump Williams on the depth chart. He still has to fight out long-time Bear Ryan Nall and undrafted free agents Artavis Pierce (2020) and CJ Marable (2021). Pierce showed flashes last season and Nall has been a great special teamer since he came to the Bears.

Grade: A+

This group possesses high-end talent, veteran depth, and explosive playmakers. The running back room is definitely the best group on the Bears’ offense. If one player goes down, they have multiple players that can fill the role that each player holds.