Chicago Bears pre-training camp offensive positional group grades
By Joseph Herff
Chicago Bears Interior Offensive Line
- Cody Whitehair
- James Daniels
- Sam Mustipher
- Alex Bars
- Arlington Hambright
- Larry Borom (R)
- Dieter Eiselen
- Dareuan Parker (R)
- Adam Redmond
The Bears return their nice core of interior offensive linemen in Cody Whitehair, James Daniels, Alex Bars, and Sam Mustipher. It’s hard to gauge who will start where and who will likely sit on the bench, but it seems like Bars will likely be the player on the bench as the backup for every position on the offensive line.
Arlington Hambright played a bit last season when virtually everyone was hurt and showed some promise in his run-blocking, but he got exposed in his pass-blocking. Borom as stated earlier will likely compete to be a right guard as well as he is a mauler in the run game and could be like Ifedi as a guard and tackle.
Dieter Eiselen and Dareuan Parker are both undrafted free agents that can compete to make the practice squad as Eiselen was on it last season. Adam Redmond has bounced around the past few seasons on different practice squads and will be competing for that as well.
If Cody Whitehair starts at left guard and James Daniels at right guard with Sam Mustipher at center, the Bears get the most out of Whitehair each of those players. Daniels and Whitehair are both best suited at guard and Mustipher showed promise for an undrafted free agent center.