Chicago Bears 2022 roster ranking: No. 39 Dante Pettis

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With the countdown until training camp on we are counting down the Chicago Bears roster. This list is going from 90 to one and focuses on the players who will have the biggest impact on the 2022 roster.

We are down to number 39 overall.

Chicago Bears 2022 roster ranking: No. 39 Dante Pettis

Dante Pettis was once a second-round pick at wide receiver. In fact, Chicago Bears fans should know him as a player who went slightly before the Bears decided to trade a future pick for Anthony Miller. If the 49ers go Miller over Pettis, do the Bears go with Pettis?

Either way, Pettis arguably has been worse than Miller through five seasons, as Miller has about twice as many yards during his career.

Almost all of the production that Pettis had with the 49ers came during his rookie season. Since then, he slowly fell off with the 49ers, and then found a way to get onto the field with the Giants last season.

It was just a small snapshot of playing time, and he did not prove much, so it makes what he is going to do this season rather questionable.

On one hand, ranking him 39th is rather high. He may not even make the roster at the end of the day, and if he does what type of impact can he make. On the other hand, most fans see him as a favorite to win the fifth wide receiver job.

The names projected ahead of him are Equanimious St. Brown, who has less pedigree, and less production, then Velus Jones, a rookie who is just a year older than Petts, and Byron Pringle, who is older than Pettis, and was arrested this offseason.

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Pettis could climb as high as two or three in the wide receiver depth chart and as low as sixth or out of the picture. That is a where the room sits right now.