Ranking Chicago Bears in NFC North offensive tackle rooms

Where do the Chicago Bears rank when comparing their offensive tackles to the rest of the NFC North?

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The offseason is the best time for roster ranking and reviewing where the Chicago Bears stand in comparison to their peers. We will be looking at the NFC North and seeing where the Bears rank in each position group. Today we will be looking at the offensive tackles.

4. Chicago Bears: Braxton Jones, Darnell Wright, Larry Borom, Alex Leatherwood

The Chicago Bears room is much better than last year, and it still sits at fourth in this division, which says something about where it was last season. Still, while Braxton Jones showed enough promise to get a chance in year two, it is still a chance. He has not proven enough. The same can be said for rookie Darnell Wright, even if he was a top-ten pick.

Larry Borom is a fine backup, but Alex Leatherwood is an issue and does not add any value to this room.

3. Green Bay Packers: David Bahktiari, Zach Tom, Josh Nijman, Rasheed Walker

There would be a time when this was a blasphemous ranking. However, Bahktiari is not the same player that he once was. It is tough to bank on him for an entire season and definitely not a year with the same level of play. Tom and Nijman have shown to be servicable, but neither has the track record of experience to rank them much higher. Then, Walker is a complete question. You could put Walker over Leatherwood, and Bahktiari still brings enough name value to keep them at three. However, if Wright is as good as advertised and Jones takes a step, these two will pass. The Bears are rising for now, while the Packers fell from last year.

2. Minnesota Vikings: Christian Darrisaw, Brian O'Neill, Blake Brandel, Vedarian Lowe

The debate between number one and number in this division is tight, and you can make an argument either way. Christian Darrisaw has come into his own, which sparked the Vikings' run last year. O'Neill has been noted as a top-ten right tackle for a few years now. The depth is rough, and it may keep them at two, but it is as tight as possible.

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1. Detroit Lions: Taylor Decker, Penei Sewell, Germain Ifedi, Matt Nelson

The combination of Darrisaw and O'Neill can only be rivaled by Decker and Sewell. Taylor Decker is the oldest of the bunch and the closest to the end but also has a longer track record to fall back on compared to Darrisaw. Sewell is still young, but he is becoming one of the better right tackles in the NFL. Then, there are Ifedi and Nelson. They are not great players, but they are serviceable depth. Sewell being such a high-upside player may be what has them number one, but they also have the best depth.