5 depth players from Ryan Pace who could stick with Chicago Bears

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1. Dieter Eiselen

Dieter Eiselen comes from Yale and was a UDFA in 2020. With that in mind, he had two things going against him. To start, with the jump from Yale to the NFL he was facing an uphill battle and Matt Nagy was flipping the offensive line coach around as he came in.

Eiselen also happened to be in the draft the year of the pandemic which meant that he was not participating in OTAs, had no real training camp, and no preseason during his rookie year. He was learning but the first year was a wash for players like him who needed to get on the field in some form.

He was able to play in the preseason in 2021 which helped, but he still could not get onto the roster. Now, he enters year three, and arguably in the best situation he has seen.

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He is a right guard with a roster that does not have a right guard. Dakota Dozier and Zach Thomas are the likely candidates, so Eiselen could sneak in and win a starting spot. How great would that be? Considering he is in year three, and year two was the year that he actually got to grow in training camp and practice, he could be in a position to be better. That would be beneficial to Chicago in huge ways.