Examining changes to Chicago Bears OT depth chart

The Chicago Bears have made significant changes to their depth chart, and that includes the offensive line. While some fans think not enough was done, they cannot say there was no change. If anything, the argument is that the Bears tore the room down, but have not been able to build it back up yet.

Still, it is a completely new look from what the team was working with a year ago. Last year during OTAs we wrote a depth chart piece and looked at the offensive tackle.

It has to be noted that the Bears did add Jason Peters after this, and he is currently not signed. Either way, the depth chart at this time last year was looking like this. The players still with the Chicago Bears are highlighted in bold.

Germain Ifedi (signed with Atlanta)

Teven Jenkins

Elijah Wilkinson (signed with Atlanta)

Larry Borom

Lachavious Simmons

Badara Traore (signed with Jacksonville)

Tyrone Wheatley Jr. (signed with Raiders)

It is funny to see that Ryan Pace is working his magic in Atlanta and brought in two players he signed with the Bears. Also, Tyrone Wheatley Jr. joined a front office where Champ Kelly now works. You have to wonder if Kelly pushed to sign Wheatley as a UDFA back in the day.

Chicago Bears offensive tackle depth chart

Teven Jenkins

Teven Jenkins appears to be ready to start at right tackle this year, the place he played more often in college. After a first season filled with injuries, the Chicago Bears will get a long look at his upside this year.

Larry Borom 

Larry Borom is expected to slot into left tackle snaps. This may sound wild, but he played the most NFL snaps of anyone on this depth chart last season.

Braxton Jones

Braxton Jones was drafted to push Larry Borom at tackle.

Julie’n Davenport

Davenport is the most experienced player on the line. He has 32 starts since he entered the NFL in 2017.

Shon Coleman

Shon Coleman has been in the NFL for a while but has not played since 2017. In 2019 he had season-ending surgery, in 2020 he opted out due to the pandemic, and in 2021 he suffered another season-ending surgery.

Jean Delance

Jean Delance will have a chance to unseat Coleman as the backup right tackle. He struggled at Florida, but has the length and athletic traits that you want from a UDFA project.

Lachavious Simmons 

Simmons starting last season was an indictment of where the Bears roster was. Ryan Poles is working to completely re-design the room, and it means upgrades over guys like Simmons.