The Chicago Bears preseason will have all eyes on Justin Fields, D.J. Moore, and the rest of the big-name signings this year. While those names will be under the spotlight, the preseason is mainly about depth chart battles, and roster spots being won. At safety, the top spots are locked down by the obvious names, but there are plenty of questions when it comes to the depth. Who are the names that could rise up the depth chart?
3. Kendall Williamson is not a lock for the Chicago Bears roster
The Chicago Bears drafted Kendall Williamson, and he is a rookie, so he does have some sway in the front office. However, being a seventh-round pick does not lock him down on the roster; unless he makes a few game-changing plays, his draft status actually tells the Bears that they could get away with releasing him and seeing him back on the practice squad.
Of course, a strong preseason would change that narrative quickly. Williamson was mainly a box safety at Stanford, and the rest of the Bears' depth is better off playing deep. The Bears may get Jaquan Brisker and Eddie Jackson some work, but after that, there will be plenty of snaps for Williamson, especially because he can pair next to any of the main safeties on the depth chart.
However, at the same time, we all know that the position battle will actually come down to special teams.
Can Kendall Williamson make plays on special teams, and can he find ways to play multiple phases? A few players on defense could go a long way, but if he is right on the edge, near the 53rd spot, he has to be looking to find his way on the roster with special teams.