Chicago Bears: 4 Players whose stock went up vs. Dolphins
Chicago Bears Players Whose Stock Rose: Khalil Herbert
Can you believe the Chicago Bears had two offensive players who stood out enough to have their stock rise? What is going on with this team? The backend of the running back depth chart is very fluid right now with a familiar Ryan Nall, 2020 undrafted free agent Artavis Pierce and 2021 rookie sixth-round pick, Khalil Herbert.
At this point, Ryan Nall cannot do anything to improve his value. He has been around long enough that the coaching staff knows his limitations. With a stronger running back room, he is likely no longer going to be a Chicago Bear come the end of August. Artavis Pierce on the other hand still has upside — upside that Nall does not have any longer. Pierce is going to have to fight to make the final roster and I don’t think he has enough to keep Khalil Herbert at bay.
Although the overall stats look better for both Nall and Pierce, Herbert looked like a legit, three-down running back in this preseason game. David Montgomery was pulled from the game after one carry for three yards due to a minor injury that had him limping slightly. The injury was nothing serious though. Damien Williams stepped in for him and looked like his 2019 self in regards to his speed and burst. Williams did not play for too long though before Khalil Herbert stepped in.
Herbert finished with six carries for 38 yards and a yards-per-carry of 6.3. He added another 11 yards through the air on three catches. Herbert looked the part and has plenty to offer. He even has the ability to return kicks if needed. Again, his stats aren’t as good as Pierce and Nall who both had one very long run each, but overall, Herbert looked better. He looks to be the clear RB4 on this team once Tarik Cohen comes back.