5 major takeaways from Chicago Bears first unofficial depth chart

The Chicago Bears gave us some clarity at wide receiver, running back, edge rusher, cornerback, and offensive line with their first unofficial depth chart

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4. Roschon Johnson is moving up with the Chicago Bears

It is typical to see rookies down on the first unofficial depth chart, especially because they never stepped into that NFL stadium. A few weeks of practice is one thing, but the game environment changes stories.

For the Chicago Bears the changed happened quick. On the first depth chart, Roschon Johnson was listed as the number five running back. That is behind Travis Homer and Trestan Ebner. However, the Bears quickly updated the depth and pushed him ahead of those two. Now, he is the number three running back.

Roschon Johnson was probably the number five because he was coming back from injury. However, he is better than Ebner in pass protection, and Ebner is still listed ahead of Homer. If anything, this is notable. Homer was signed to be the passing down back, and Ebner struggled in that area as a rookie. Still, a few weeks into training camp has not seen the two flip.

When Johnson was behind both of them, it felt like time to worry about him. However, the quick change shows that it was health related, and if anything, Johnson is on the right track.