Chicago Bears: Predicting the offensive line combinations for week 1

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Chicago Bears, Cody Whitehair
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Chicago Bears offensive line scenario two: Peters-Daniels-Whitehair-Borom-Ifedi.

Cody Whitehair has played every position along the offensive line. He played guard in college for the first two years before switching to tackle in 2014 and 2015 prior to getting drafted by the Chicago Bears. For the Bears, he has played center and even made a pro-bowl back in 2018.

With the outside set and the interior hosting a lot of promising young talent especially with rookie Larry Borom and Alex Bars, it wouldn’t surprise me to see the Bears slide Whitehair back over to the center spot where he has played the majority of his NFL snaps.

The reason this offensive line combination might be a real possibility has been the emergence of Larry Borom during training camp prior to his concussion. Before he got injured, he was holding his own at the tackle spot against the first-team defense.

Borom’s size makes him a versatile piece along the offensive line and the coaching staff could slide him into right guard should Whitehair take over the center position. An additional, albeit unlikely, scenario is that Germain Ifedi returns to his right guard spot and Borom takes over at right tackle.

Regardless, Larry Borom is quickly showing that his fifth-round value might have been one of the bigger steals in the NFL draft. He came into camp around 40 pounds lighter than his film showed and if he can return from concussion protocol soon enough, I would not be surprised if he winds up starting for the Chicago Bears in week one.