2021 roster rank No. 18: Do Chicago Bears have a trusted center?

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We are slowly but surely getting closer to the start of training camp. We know this because we are now into the top 20 of our countdown of the Chicago Bears roster. This list started with the number 90 and is counting down the roster all the way to the most valuable player.

This list is focusing on what they can provide this season and how their impact in 2021 could help the roster. With that said, who is number 18?

No. 18 Chicago Bears Center Sam Mustipher

Last Year: 62

Last season there was a question whether Sam Mustipher would still be here. He signed as a UDFA with the Bears knowing he had a relationship with the OL coach. When Harry Hiestand was let go, Mustipher suddenly looked less likely to make the roster.

However, with an injury to James Daniels, he found himself on the active roster, and after shuffling some pieces, he found himself starting at center for the Chicago Bears stretch run.

The Bears running game was at its best when Mustipher was at center, and with little to add to the room, all indications are that he is going to be the starter coming into training camp.

It could be argued that Sam Mustipher should be higher as the starting center is a key piece. However, Mustipher has a limited sample size, and just as easily be replaced by James Daniels and see Alex Bars step in at guard.

From 62 all the way up into the top 20 shows what kind of finish to he had and also speaks to the confidence they showed in him this offseason. However, he is not quite top 15 until he proves a little more.

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Check out numbers 90-19 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

24. Desmond Trufant

23. Mario Edwards

22. Jeremiah Attaochu

21. Robert Quinn

20. Germain Ifedi

19. Eddie Goldman