Another way too early prediction of the Chicago Bears 53-man roster

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Predicting who the Chicago Bears keep in the defensive backfield

Last season, the defensive backfield struggled horribly. I don’t think it was a scheme problem as much as it was a lack of talent problem. The other issue is that the coaches may have struggled to identify and evaluate their players properly. Watching Thomas Graham play well when he finally made his way onto the field was evidence of this. Will Graham make the final roster to start this season? We will have to wait and see. For now, here is how I predict the cornerbacks to shake out.

  • CB1: Kyler Gordon
  • CB2: Jaylon Johnson
  • CB3: Tavon Young
  • CB4: Thomas Graham
  • CB5: Kindle Vildor

The Chicago Bears drafted a corner with the first of their second round picks (Kyler Gordon) and then they doubled down on the defensive backfield by drafting a safety (Jaquan Brisker) with the second of their second-rounders. Brisker is obviously a lock to make the final depth chart. Let’s see how the safety position ends up though.

  • S1: Eddie Jackson
  • S2: Jaquan Brisker
  • S3: Dane Cruikshank
  • S4: DeAndre Houston-Carson

This leaves 23 players on defense to pair with the 27 on offense for a total of 50 players. This then leaves three spots left for special teams.

  • K: Cairo Santos
  • LS: Patrick Scales
  • P: Trenton Gill