Chicago Bears Cornerback Depth Chart: Post OTAs

Chicago Bears - Credit: Detroit Free Press
Chicago Bears - Credit: Detroit Free Press /

The Chicago Bears wrapped up OTAs meaning the next time they get together they will be gathering for training camp. The depth chart will be finalized during camp, but the initial depth chart will give us an idea of who is going to get the first chances to start and make the roster.

What will the Chicago Bears depth chart look like at cornerback as they get ready to enter training camp?

1. Jaylon Johnson

The room has made a few shifts to see the former second-round pick ascend to CB1 status by the end of his rookie season. Johnson had some ups and downs for sure but overall showed that he is ready to make a year two leap.

2. Desmond Trufant

In 2017, Trufant was looked at as an elite cornerback. However, the league moves fast and it has been two years since he has been healthy and at least three since he has held up to his reputation. He has the job for now, but for now, is emphasized.

3. Kindle Vildor

The Chicago Bears have talked up Kindle Vildor and the idea that they feel he could push Trufant on the outside, but also could play inside snaps.

4. Duke Shelley

We cannot assume Trufant will get injured, but given his age and injury history, there is a real chance that Vildor, Shelley, and Johnson are the starting three sooner than later. Shelley could be head of Vildor in the slot already.

5. Thomas Graham

Graham has spent most of his time on the outside, but now is competing with Shelley and Vildor on the inside. The rookie could find himself on the field early, though.

6. Artie Burns

The Chicago Bears stuck with Burns through his ACL injury and are giving him another chance to make the roster this year. They are hoping their commitment pays off.

7. Xavier Crawford

Crawford is best off in the slot, and with Vildor and Graham being projects inside, Crawford and Shelley are the top two true slots.

8. Michael Joseph

Joseph has stuck with the team for a while and is running out of practice squad eligibility.

9. Tre Roberson

The Bears brought over Tre Roberson from the CFL. He did not play and dealt with injuries early, but is now ready to complete his transition.

10. Teez Tabor

Tabor flamed out in Detroit but was once a talked-about prospect from Florida.

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11. Dionte Ruffin

Ruffin is a UDFA from Western Kentucky who has stuck around post-draft.

12. Rojesterman Farris

Farris has bounced around the NFL a bit since being a UDFA from Hawaii. His chances of sticking here are just as hard as they were elsewhere.