Chicago Bears: 4 Players whose stock went up vs. Dolphins
Chicago Bears Players Whose Stock Rose: Charles Snowden
Finally, a defensive player cracks the list. Charles Snowden is playing for a backend roster spot for the Bears, but he is also putting himself on tape for other teams. Many thought Snowden would be drafted in the 2021 NFL Draft, but instead, he went undrafted. In fact, many had a fourth-round grade on him (he was a fifth-rounder for me). I too was surprised he was not selected, but with his performance on Saturday, I am sure other teams have their eye on him now.
Snowden is a big guy at 6’7″ and 240 pounds. He had a great career at Virginia. In his Junior (2019) and Senior (2020) years, Snowden combined for 21 tackles for loss and 11 sacks. Unfortunately for Snowden, he has an upward climb on this depth chart. The Chicago Bears have him playing outside linebacker and he is slotted in behind guys like Ledarius Mack and James Vaughters. He will not have a shot of supplanting 2020 rookie Trevis Gipson or free agent addition Jeremiah Attaochu.
In this game versus the Dolphins, Snowden made his presence known. He was not on the stat sheet too much, but did record one of the Chicago Bears’ three sacks. He was disruptive more than just that one play though and now he might not be able to be stashed on the practice squad — especially if he strings together more performances like this one.