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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2. Dominique Robinson, DE

We have another fifth-round pick, which doesn't feel fair, but with the limited options coupled with raised expectations due to early performance, Dominique Robinson makes the list as well. Robinson, added with the 174th overall selection in 2022, had 30 tackles and 1.5 sacks as a rookie.

That year, he started 11 gamed while appearing in all 17. Then in 2023, his numbers dipped as he had 12 tackles and a half-sack in 11 games with no starts.

Now, Alex Shapiro of NBC Sports says Robinson could be on the way out despite a quick start to his career.

"Robinson is another mid-round draft pick who looked to be on the right track (extremely) early in his career. In his very first game, Robinson notched 1.5 sacks, which included one nifty move to get past 49ers star left tackle Trent Williams. Since that big debut however, Robinson has only managed 0.5 sacks over 27 games with seven starts. Even with Austin Booker joining the rotation, defensive end is not the deepest group on the team, so Robinson might stick around thanks to a numbers game alone. But if some player like Khalid Kareem or Jacob Martin outperforms him over the summer, the Bears could cut bait." — Shapiro

In addition to the decline in stats, Robinson's PFF score fell from 45.9 during his rookie campaign to just 35.3 this past season. Unless no one else stands out, he might not be there when final cuts are made.