Chicago Bears: Projected 53-man roster following 2019 NFL Draft

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Offensive Line

Charles Leno

Coming off his first Pro Bowl nod, Charles Leno returns as one of the lesser talked about left tackles in the league. But, he’s improved year after year.

James Daniels

It is quite possible James Daniels ends up playing center this position, as Ryan Pace admitted this offseason. For now, we’ll call him a guard. But, his versatility is something the Bears value highly.

Cody Whitehair

It would be Cody Whitehair who switches positions with Daniels, moving over to guard. We’ll see how that situation plays out. One thing is for certain, though — they’ll both be starting.

Kyle Long

As one of the main leaders of the locker room, Kyle Long will yet again come out and try to prove he can stay healthy. It’s safe to say we are all cheering for him, and the offense is better with a healthy Long on the field.

Bobby Massie

Speaking of lesser talked about offensive linemen, Bobby Massie has improved drastically since first joining the Bears. He still isn’t of elite status by any means, but he’s become someone you can count on.

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Bradley Sowell

Depth up front has been an issue, but having Bradley Sowell, who can play both tackle and guard, helps immensely. Could they upgrade? Absolutely.

Rashaad Coward

Making the switch from defensive line last year, Rashaad Coward did a nice job and has come along quicker than most. I think he jumps onto the roster this year as solid depth.

Sam Mustipher and Alex Bars

The last two guys on this list are former teammates and re-join their former offensive line coach Harry Hiestand in Chicago. They also each went undrafted this year. Alex Bars was by far the best undrafted offensive lineman, and if he returns successfully from injury, will make a big impact on this football team. Sam Mustipher, meanwhile, was one of the better centers in all of college football over his career at Notre Dame.