4. The Chicago Bears are done with Alex Leatherwood at tackle
Last year, around this time, Alex Leatherwood was getting plenty of buzz. He was a former first-round pick and had a great chance to stick around the roster at either tackle spot. However, he was slow to get on the field, and when he did, he was a disaster.
There was a question whether the Chicago Bears would be done with the Leatherwood experiment altogether or not. It does appear that it is over in some regards; at least his days at tackle may be over.
Leatherwood was awful at tackle last season and never found his legs there. With Braxton Jones settling in on the left side and Darnell Wright being drafted high, the team is now looking at his long-term capabilities at guard.
Leatherwood played 41 snaps this preseason, and every snap was at left guard. From right tackle last year, that is a flip across the field and a push inside. For his career, he has just three snaps at left guard, so this will be a new transition for him. Still, it does appear that he is more comfortable in that spot.
The team has Lucas Patrick and Ja'Tyre Carter, but they would technically be the backup center and right guard. So, Leatherwood does have a chance to stick around as the backup at left guard. He has two more weeks to show that he can stick at this position in the NFL.