Chicago Bears Depth Chart: Way too early prediction of who makes an impact on offense

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The Chicago Bears offensive line will look vastly different this year

If we are counting the number of offensive linemen who are going to start for the Chicago Bears this year compared to who was starting for the team last year, there are actually three of the same names. The difference is, only one of those three will be playing in the same position. Let's take a look at the starters from left to right.

OL Depth Chart

  • Braxton Jones, LT
  • Teven Jenkins, LG
  • Cody Whitehair, C
  • Nate Davis, RG
  • Darnell Wright, RT

This is likely to be the starting offensive line for the Chicago Bears. Some believe Lucas Patrick could still push to start at center, but I don't think that there is any chance of that happening unless Whitehair is somehow injured. Teven Jenkins is likely to swap from right guard to left guard, while Nate Davis (a new face) steps into his natural right guard position. Braxton Jones will remain at left tackle while rookie offensive tackle Darnell Wright should step in immediately at right tackle.

As far as the backups, Larry Borom and Alex Leatherwood should be the backup offensive tackles. Lucas Patrick and Ja'Tyre Carter are the likely backup offensive guards, while Doug Kramer is the backup center. That is 10 players slotted for the 53-man roster from the offensive line. A few names who could push for backend roster spots include Kellen Diesch, Dieter Eiselen and Josh Lugg.