Chicago Bears Unofficial Depth Chart: Offensive Line
The offensive line is probably the position group with the most questions at this point in the offseason. Minor injuries have plagued camp and I don’t think the current depth chart is what we will see in Week 1.
The guard positions are set with James Daniels and Cody Whitehair starting. Sam Mustipher will handle the snaps at center. The tackles are what everyone is watching. Lachavious Simmons, the Bears seventh-round pick out of Tennessee State is starting at right tackle and Elijah Wilkinson, acquired in free agency, is starting at left tackle.
Offensive tackle is the biggest question mark for the Chicago Bears so far this season. Teven Jenkins, drafted in the second round, was expected to be a first-year starter but has been plagued by back tightness and seen limited playing time in camp. Larry Borom, the Bears’ fifth-round pick, was showing promise in camp before suffering a concussion. I would expect Jenkins to start and Borom to move up the depth chart by Week 1 if both are healthy.
The first offensive depth chart was pretty much what was to be expected. It will be interesting to see how the offensive line and Justin Fields look against Miami on Saturday and how that affects the chart moving forward. Head coach Matt Nagy has said that starters will only play 8-10 snaps so fans and coaches alike will see several players make their case for moving up the charts and securing a roster spot.