3 Bears Draft Busts Who Could Be Cut This Offseason

Which three former Bears draft picks could struggle to make the team in 2024?
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This is going to be a huge season for the Chicago Bears, especially head coach Matt Eberflus. They made some huge moves to try and turn their team around and will have two players selected in the top 10 on offense. Caleb Williams takes over as the quarterback and Rome Odunze joins a revamped receiving corps.

Williams will have Odunze as well as D.J. Moore and Keenan Allen to work with at receiver and Cole Kmet at tight end. They also have a strong defensive leader in Montez Sweat, who was added in a trade with the Washington Commanders last year.

All these changes bring new expectations. It could also leave several players off the roster when cuts are made. Here we look at three former draft picks who might not make the team in 2024.

3. Larry Borom, OT

It's hard to identify too many draft busts for Chicago since they recently moved on from several of them as they aim to turn a corner finally. That's why offensive tackle Larry Borom is on this list despite not being a major bust.

As a fifth-round pick out of Missouri, Borom actually exceeded expectations early in his career. He was a starter in eight games during his rookie campaign while playing in 10. That number increased in 2022 to nine starts in 13 games but despite playing in 16 games last year, Borom had just six starts which was a personal low for him.

He also saw his PFF grade dip from 64.7 to just 48 last year — which left him at No. 74 at the position out of 81 ranked players. Borom still has the talent to be a quality backup but the Bears have more competition after signing Aviante Collins in free agency and selecting Kiran Amagadjie from Yale in the third round. Borom still could make the team but he's suddenly farther down the depth chart than he has been since being selected in 2021.