2021 Chicago Bears roster rank No. 24: What does Desmond Trufant have left?

We are counting down the Chicago Bears roster to make the countdown until training camp easier and more fun to manage. We started all the way back at 90 and we have now hit the number 24 player on our list.

Remember this list is looking at only the potential 2021 value that they can bring to the roster. In a best or worst-case scenario, what does that outcome do to affect the Bears next season?\

We are inside the 25 with the number 24 player.

No. 24 Chicago Bears cornerback Desmond Trufant

If this were a list of name-value players, or career highlights, or a list of a Madden-style draft Desmond Trufant is going higher. There were years when the Chicago Bears would love Trufant, who was once an elite cornerback.

Once is the key phrase though, after Atlanta and Detroit both saw the worst of his play and decided to move on. Injuries are the big story for Trufant, but that is all tied together with age.

First the injuries, then you are a step slow, then you are overcompensating, which leads to more injuries. This is the stage that Trufant is currently in.

So, on one hand, this is likely the starting cornerback for week one on the outside. On the other, do we expect to see him healthy all season? No. Heck, we should just hope he gets through the first game at the rate he has been getting dinged up.

So, a starter sits outside the top 22 because even if he goes down, it will almost be expected. Kindle Vildor is a few spots higher than he maybe should be, but that is in anticipation that he and Trufant will be splitting work on the outside. Trufant holds over him for now, but could certainly be further down this list by season’s end.

Check out 90-25 below.

90. Brian Johnson

89. Rojesterman Farris

88. Khalil McClain

87. Caleb Johnson

86. Sam Kamara

85. Daniel Arcibong

84. Scooter Harrington

83. Chris Lacy

82. Dionte Ruffin

81. Rodney Adams

80. Tyrone Wheatley

79. Thomas Ives

78. CJ Marable

77. Jester Weah

76. Jake Butt

75. Teez Tabor

74. LeCale London

73. Daureuan Parker

72. Michael Joseph

71. LeDarius Mack

70. Adam Redmond

69. Tre Roberson

68. Xavier Crawford

67. Badara Traore

66. Artavis Pierce

65. Ryan Nall

64. Riley Ridley

63. Patrick Scales

62. Joel Iyiegbuniwe

61. Charles Snowden

60. Dieter Eiselen

59. Artie Burns

58. Lachavious Simmons

57. Jesper Horsted

56. Arlington Hambright

55. Dazz Newsome

54. Marqui Christian

53. Josh Woods

52. Jordan Lucas

51. James Vaughters

50. DeAndre Houston-Carson

49. Austin Calitro

48. Khiyris Tonga

47. Javon Wims

46. Nick Foles

45. Thomas Graham

44. Mike Pennel

43. Trevis Gipson

42. Pat O’Donnell

41. J.P. Holtz

40. Khalil Herbert

39. Larry Borom

38. Deon Bush

37. Cairo Santos

36. Angelo Blackson

35. Elijah Wilkinson

34. Damien Williams

33. Damiere Byrd

32. Marquise Goodwin

31. Alex Bars

30. Jimmy Graham

29. Tarik Cohen

28. Anthony Miller

27. Christian Jones

26. Duke Shelley

25. Kindle Vildor