Chicago Bears' 53-man roster projection post 2024 NFL Draft

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Now that the 2024 NFL Draft is over, we have a strong indication of what the roster will look like heading into week one. There is always a change or two that occurs along the way, but for the most part, the roster will be set for the next couple of months. As it stands now, what would a 53-man roster look like?

Quarterback (3) - Caleb Williams, Tyson Bagent, Brett Rypien 

The team has three quarterbacks all set in their roles. They also added UDFA Austin Reed, which may be a solid practice squad addition. 

Running back (5) - D’Andre Swift, Khalil Herbert, Roschon Johnson, Travis Homer, Khari Blassingame 

There are no real questions here as all four running backs have a role, and Blassingame is the fullback. 

Wide Receiver (6) - DJ Moore, Rome Odunze, Keenan Allen, Tyler Scott, Velus Jones, Dante Pettis

Adding Rome Odunze completes the top three. Jones saw his value increase with the new kickoff rules, while Pettis will likely be the punt returner.  

Tight End (3) - Cole Kmet, Gerald Everett, Stephen Carlson

If the Bears add anything this offseason, you could bet on one position being a third tight end to replace Carlson. 

Offensive Line (10) - Braxton, Teven Jenkins, Coleman Shelton, Nate Davis, Darnell Wright, Jake Curhan, Kiran Amegadije, Matt Pryor, Ryan Bates, Ja’Tyre Carter

The Bears essentially have five starters, and potential depth locked into every spot and a backup for each position on the offensive line as well. This is a major upgrade from a few years ago. The big debate will be Curhan or Larry Borom, but Curhan signed here and has ties to Waldron. 

Defensive Line (8) - Montez Sweat, DeMarcus Walker, Gevon Dexter, Zacch Pickens, Andrew Billings, Austin Booker, Byron Cowart, Jacob Martin 

Jacob Martin and Byron Cowart could see competition at the bottom of the depth chart, but the top six are locked into roster spots right now. 

Linebackers (6) - Tremaine Edmunds, TJ Edwards, Jack Sanborn, Noah Sewell, Micah Baskerville, Amen Ogbongbemiga 

The Bears added Amen Ogbongbemiga to replace Dylan Cole, and otherwise the room looks similar to last year. 

Cornerbacks (5) - Jaylon Johnson, Tyrique Stevenson, Kyler Gordon, Terell Smith, Josh Blackwell 

The only real question here is whether they keep six cornerbacks, and that would include Jaylon Jones. Right now, the slot ability of Blackwell puts him ahead. 

Safety (4) - Kevin Byard, Jaquan Brisker, Elijah Hicks, Jonathan Owens 

The Bears have their four safeties set, with Hicks entering year three, and Owens being signed this offseason as depth. 

Special Teams (3) - Tory Taylor, Cairo Santos, Patrick Scales