2021 Chicago Bears roster rank No. 19: What is expected from Eddie Goldman?

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The countdown of the top 90 Chicago Bears continues and we are all the way into our top 20 at number 19. Keep in mind our list is focusing on the 2021 season and what is expected from these players as well as how likely they are to meet the expectations for them.

With that in mind, who is the 19th most valuable player in Chicago this year?

No. 19 Chicago Bears Nose Tackle Eddie Goldman

Last Year: 8

Eddie Goldman had been ascending up our list every season until he stuck at number last year. We did our list just before he decided to opt-out, so we saw just what we thought the team was going to get out of Goldman and that was a top 10 player on their roster.

They managed without Goldman, and even with OTAs that saw no Goldman, the team is prepared to not have him. Of course, this is a player who still is cracking our list because he is that talented, and if they can get him going then he is worth the ranking and should be higher. The risk baked in is that he is no longer that top 10 player on this roster.

Beyond that, they signed Mike Pennel and drafted Khyiris Tonga, two nose tackles who could fill in if Goldman shows up in bad condition or if anything unforeseen happens.

The fact that the team is less reliant on him helps bring him closer to 20 than 10 overall. Still, this is a guy who could give us a nice surprise and find himself near 10 as we enter the 2022 season.

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Check out our ranking of numbers 90-20

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

24. Desmond Trufant

23. Mario Edwards

22. Jeremiah Attaochu

21. Robert Quinn

20. Germain Ifedi