1. The Chicago Bears defensive front got a much needed shake up
This is another move that will have to come this week. The Chicago Bears added Montez Sweat for a second-round pick. They have to play him as much as possible to see how much they should pay him this offseason, so he will start and play nearly a full workload. This will impact DeMarcus Walker, who lined against right tackles most often. That is typically the side that Sweat will rush from.
So, the shift will be that Walker will lose playing time. However, it also will put him in a good spot where he is much more versatile. Walker can play both sides, but the team also signed him because they wanted him to slide inside on run-downs. However, because the Bears are so weak on the edge, they consistently have to line up Walker on the edge, and they can never slide him inside. Now, he may end up with more snaps along the interior than he will on the edge.
On run-downs, the Chicago Bears can run out Montez Sweat, Justin Jones, Andrew Billings, and DeMarcus Walker. On pass downs, it can turn into Sweat, Walker, Gervon Dexter, and Yannick Ngakoue. This is what an actual pass rush is supposed to look like in the NFL. It took the Chicago Bears a while to get here, but it finally looks competent up front.