2021 Chicago Bears roster rank No. 23: Mario Edwards is underrated

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We are now onto number 23 in our ranking of the top Chicago Bear players. This list focuses solely on 2021 and what these players can and will provide this upcoming season. We are forecasting how impactful a career year could be and at the same time how devastating it would be to get a down year.

No. 23 Chicago Bears Defensive Line Mario Edwards

There can be an argument that Mario Edwards is too low on this list. He was excellent last season, albeit in a limited role, and his overall Madden rating may be higher than 23rd on the roster. However, depth on the defensive line is likely keeping him in that limited role and there is not much room to move.

Akiem Hicks is aging but will not lose too much playing time in favor of Edwards. If anything, Bilal Nichols will see more snaps at the expense of Hicks. Beyond that, Eddie Goldman is back, they signed and drafted a nose tackle, and they signed Angelo Blackson. They have a deep and talented DL and they can give their studs breathers with someone like Edwards.

However, Edwards is a bit stuck in a cluster of names, and while he can slide to the outside too, even that would lead to a split in playing time with others. Edwards is excellent, almost perfect for his role. However, the role is not the most valuable on the roster, and that is what leaves him sitting around number 23.

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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. Desmond Trufant