Chicago Bears: 5 changes that must be made before Seahawks game

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Roy Robertson-Harris Chicago Bears
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RRH has earned it

In 2016 the Bears used the No. 72 overall pick — a third-rounder — to draft Jonathan Bullard out of the University of Florida. That same year, Roy Robertson-Harris went undrafted out of the University of Texas-El Paso. However, he also landed on the Bears roster and has been steadily improving each year.

Bullard, on the other hand, has not taken the next step in his development that you’d like to see out of a third-round pick. Consequently, it is time the Bears increase Robertson-Harris’ snaps while dialing down the number of plays Bullard is on the field.

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In the Packers’ game, the snap counts were largely the same. According to Pro Football Focus, Bullard had 22 while Robertson-Harris finished with 21. However, there was a huge disparity in how they were used. For example, 21 of Robertson-Harris’ 22 snaps came in pass rushing situations.

He certainly made the most of his opportunities, registering one sack and three hits on the quarterback. It was clear he benefitted tremendously from the offense focusing on Khalil Mack and Akiem Hicks.

However, he also has a lot of talent and it appears he is just starting to blossom as a player. Consequently, the Bears should increase his workload and expand it beyond situational pass rushing.