Grading Chicago Bears rookies after ten weeks of 2023 season

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Chicago Bears Round 4 Tyler Scott

Tyler Scott has started to get going in recent weeks, but a lot of that is injury-related. Scott was playing under 20% of the snaps in the first five weeks of the season. Then, Chase Claypool got traded, and Equanimeous St. Brown got hurt. The team had to move onto Tyler Scott, who had his role increased. 

Scott played 59%, 56%, 57%, and 59% of the snaps in the four weeks that St. Brown was out. However, once St. Brown came back, he went down to 39%, and that may decrease after St. Brown is involved even more. 

Still, Scott also had his highest yards per route run in week 10, with 1.15. Since week six, he is averaging 0.77 yards per route run. Before that, he was down at 0.49. He also has four rushes for 25 yards insince week six. What will his role be with St. Brown returning, though?

Tyler Scott Grade: C+ 

Chicago Bears Round 5 Noah Sewell

Noah Sewell has played 25 defensive snaps. To be fair, 12 have come in the past three weeks, but the Bears also essentially eliminated the SAM Role because of the Tremaine Edmunds injury because Jack Sanborn was much more trusted in that role. 

Sewell does have 212 special teams snaps.

Noah Sewell grade: C+

Chicago Bears Round 5 Terell Smith 

Jaylon Johnson got injured in week three and missed weeks four and five. That allowed Terell Smith to play 163 snaps. He played well and was not overly targeted, which is great. He also had a few great tackle reps. 

It was interesting timing, but Smith got sick once Jaylon Johnson returned. So, he was going to move to the bench but instead moved to the IR. He has not returned since week five. 

Terell Smith Grade: B-

Chicago Bears Round 7 Travis Bell 

Travis  Bell was signed to the Atlanta Falcons roster due to injuries. 

Travis Bell Grade: F

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Chicago Bears Round 7 Kendall Williamson

Kendall Williams is at least still on the practice squad, so while losing Bell gets them an F, Williamson gets an incomplete. 

Kendall Williamson Grade: I