10 positions that are locked up on the depth chart for the Chicago Bears in 2022

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These three positions are also locked up for the Chicago Bears

Tight End

The tight end position is also locked up in my opinion. Cole Kmet is the best all-around tight end on the roster and will be the TE1 this season. Kmet should saw over 600 yards receiving last year, but never found the end zone. I think he will see a consistent 550 yards and between five and 10 touchdowns per year going forward. Behind him will be a battle between Ryan Griffin, James O’Shaughnessy and Rysen John. The team also has UDFAs Jake Tonges and Chase Allen.


Eddie Jackson and Jaquan Brisker are the next players who are locked into their starting spots in my mind. Jackson will be slotted into the starting free safety role and Brisker is slotted to start at strong safety. The hope here is that these two play better as a pair than Jackson has played recently with other one-year safties. Jackson is better than most fans realize, and the “he can’t tackle” nonsense is completely wrong. The hope though is that these two can generate more takeaways from the safety spot than we have seen in the last couple of seasons.

Outside Corners

Do not let the fact that Jaylon Johnson is practicing with the second-stringers fool you. Kindle Vildor is not nearly as good as Johnson and we are going to see the pairing of Johnson and Kyler Gordon on the outside. The camp battle will come between Tavon Young and Thomas Graham at the nickel corner spot.