Chicago Bears 2021 Season: Staff predictions, breakouts and more

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Category Three: Breakout Player

Jaylon Johnson (3) – Anish Puligilla, Jordan Campbell, Ryan Heckman

"Why Anish, Jordan, and Ryan picked Jaylon Johnson: Jaylon Johnson slid in the draft last season due to injury concerns regarding his shoulder. Ryan Pace took a chance on him and last season he flashed his gamebreaking potential. His even keel personality is a hallmark trait of the elite corners in the NFL and his teammate, Tashaun Gipson even said he expects Jaylon to jump into the conversation as one of the NFL’s top 5 cornerbacks by season end. – Anish Jaylon Johnson is the player to watch out for. Johnson showed flashes last year of being a lockdown corner. He now has big shoes to fill in place of Kyle Fuller but he is ready for the spotlight. – Jordan The Bears have no choice but to put every bit of faith into Jaylon Johnson. They have no cornerback depth, and Johnson finished in the top 5 for forced incopletions as a rookie. He takes a big step in year two and helps calm the nerves of fans in a panic. – Ryan Heckman"

Alec Ogletree (1) – Ryan Taylor

"Why Ryan picked Alec Ogletree: Alec Ogletree made the 53-man roster and I think he is going to turn some heads this season. Olgetree, 29, has been all around the league but has put up seasons with over 130 tackles and nearly 100 solo tackles. Danny Trevathan is starting the season on IR, opening the door for Ogletree to thrive alongside Roquan Smith. On the other hand, Ogletree and Trevathan share the same krypotnite in pass coverage, so his performance in coverage will be an X-factor to his play. – Ryan Taylor"

David Montgomery (1) – Vinnie Parise

"Why Vinnie picked David Montgomery: This could be a year where David Montgomery pumps out well over 1,000 yards to become one of the elite backs in the game. – Vinnie"