Ranking Chicago Bears in NFC North Tackle Rooms
1. Green Bay Packers: David Bakhtiari, Elgton Jenkins, Josh Njiman, Rasheed Walker
This one is tough as the Packers could arguably fall to three. They have the top two tackles on paper and are a great duo. However, both of them are going to be rebounding from ACL injuries at different timelines.
Bakhtiari was getting Trent Williams as the top two tackles in the NFL. The issue is that he barely got onto an NFL field last season in recovery from his injury in the NFC Championship game a season prior.
Bakhtiari should be good to go, but he clearly had a setback last year and we do not know what he could bring this year. If he is healthy, he is elite.
Jenkins played eight games last season at left tackle. He also has experience at right tackle and would make them the top duo in the NFL. Still, he tore his ACL in November of last year.
That brings questions on its own, but the Packers believe he can be ready for week one. Still, Josh Njiman also has experience at tackle and has been a step above someone like Skipper. Rasheed Walker was a steal in the draft. There may be injuries reasons for why he fell, and injuries will be the reason that the Packers end up ranked three instead of one.
These top three are that close, and that could easily be the difference. On paper, if Bakhtiari and Jenkins are healthy they are number one.