Chicago Bears 2022 roster ranking: No. 66 Chris Finke

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As we get closer to the start of training camp we are getting closer to the top 53 in our ranking of the best players on the Chicago Bears roster. This list is looking at which players could impact the team’s record most.

We have made our way down to 66th overall.

Chicago Bears 2022 roster ranking: No. 66 Chris Finke

Chris Finke was a UDFA in 2021 from Notre Dame. He played wide receiver, specifically the slot. The Kansas City Chiefs signed Finke in 2021, and an offseason injury derailed his first year.

He spent the year on the IR, but the Chiefs let him go. Now, Ryan Poles, who likely was involved with bringing him into Kansas City is responsible for him being with the Chicago Bears this summer.

With that in mind, Finke comes in with a small head start on some of his competition and can get into the top 70. However, there are a few things holding him back, mainly his size.

At under 5’10”, and under 190 pounds, he is a stereotypical small slot wide receiver. To be fair, the Bears do not really have that on their roster. On the other hand, for every player that gets compared to Julian Edelman, there are dozens of small slot receivers who do not work out because they are not quite quick enough, or cannot consistently take the hits.

Finke already missed his rookie, and while he could make the roster on the back of Poles being in his corner, his upside is still a depth player who could possibly find his way onto the slot.

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It is hard to see him earning a special teams role, especially when some of the veterans have that experience, so the best case for Finke may be earning a practice squad role and proving that he can jump into the slot if the depth is needed throughout the season.