Chicago Bears' interior defensive line depth chart after the 2024 NFL Draft

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Now that the 2024 NFL draft is over there will be little to no roster moves made by the Chicago Bears until they get to training camp. With that in mind, this is a great chance to look at where the depth chart stands. 

Nose Tackle Andrew Billings 

The Chicago Bears found a gem with Andrew Billings in free agency last offseason. They knew it immediately as they extended him during the season. He is only a nose tackle and does not present sack upside, but the run defense improved dramatically year over year and Billings is a big reason why. 

Three-Technique Gervon Dexter 

The Bears need Gervon Dexter to take a step forward this season. He was a primary pass rusher who was not trusted on run-downs last year. However, with Justin Jones gone, he will be getting the majority of the lost snaps. The second-year leap is expected.

DT 3. Zacch Pickens 

Zacch Pickens was much more of a disappointment than Dexter, who at least had flashed. Pickens showed little promise, and the team is betting big on him taking a step forward next year. 

DT 4. Byron Cowart

The Bears signed Byron Cowart this offseason after he spent the year on three different teams' practice squads in 2023. He was last active in 2022, so the team may want to upgrade this spot. 

DT 5. Michael Dwumfour 

Michael Dwumfour was on the Titans and Texan's practice squad before the Chicago Bears signed him and added him to their practice squad. He could not get active, even late into last year, so there is not much promise here. 

DT 6. Keith Randolph 

The Bears will hope that the UDFA from Illinois will be pushing Cowart and Dwumfour for the fourth defensive tackle spot. Still, that is asking plenty from a rookie UDFA.