3 under-the-radar players on the Chicago Bears roster to still keep an eye on

Chicago Bears, Mykal Walker
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Chicago Bears, Mykal Walker
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Newcomer Mykal Walker could also make the Chicago Bears final roster

It did not take long for Mykal Walker to make his presence known. The Chicago Bears have made some linebacker moves over the last couple of weeks, but the one that stands out the most is the claim for former Falcons linebacker, Mykal Walker. Walker was a fourth-round draft pick by the Falcons in 2020. He has played in 49 games and started in 20. Looking at just his 2022 season, Walker started 12 of 16 games and finished the season with 107 combined tackles (56 solos).

During his three-year career, Walker has three interceptions, one sack and a forced fumble. He did not play very many special teams snaps last year, but in his first two seasons, he saw 42% in his first year and 73% the year after.


Walker has a legit chance to make the Chicago Bears' final roster. Tremaine Edmunds, TJ Edwards and Jack Sanborn seemed to be locked in as the starters. Behind those three, Noah Sewell stands out the most. If the Bears elect to keep five linebackers though, I could easily see Walker becoming that fifth linebacker. This would mean Dylan Cole, Barrington Wade, Micah Baskerville, and DeMarquis Gates become the odd men out.