Chicago Bears: An early, somewhat bold 53-man roster prediction

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Now that the 2020 NFL Draft is over and the Chicago Bears have filled in a couple of gaps via free agency, we try to take a shot at predicting the final roster.

The large part of the NFL offseason is all but over now. For the Chicago Bears, I think we have a good idea of what their training camp roster will look like, short of maybe a few camp bodies, as they say.

The 2020 NFL Draft proved to be an interesting one for the Bears, but what drafts aren’t interesting when you’re talking about a general manager like Ryan Pace? We saw multiple moves and a couple of picks whom no one saw coming. Will they pan out?

Over the course of free agency, Pace went a unique direction. He added veterans who have been there and done that. He’s looking at new additions like Robert Quinn, Jimmy Graham and even more recent signings like Ted Ginn Jr. and Tashaun Gipson and thinking about a Super Bowl run. The veterans are definitely an implication of what Pace’s goal is.

Speaking of his goal, which is clearly to win now, he went out and got his quarterback in Nick Foles. Pace thought he fit the best, especially because of his previous relationships with Matt Nagy, John DeFilippo and Bill Lazor.

It is abundantly clear what Pace is out to accomplish. He’s building this roster for the here and now. He has filled nearly every hole with a veteran, either via trade or free agency — all except for tight end end cornerback, in fact.

So, with all of the moves this year taken into consideration, what will the final 53-man roster look like? Will there be any surprises? Of course there will be. There are always surprises. Let’s take a shot on predicting what this final roster will look like, with a few bold predictions along the way.

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