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Ranking the Entire Bears Roster: The Relevant Non-Starters (40-59)

| July 30th, 2019

The rankings continue. To read part one of this three-part exercise, CLICK HERE.

Some of these guys will be battling for the final few roster spots, but none — outside specialists — are competing for starting spots.

59. Tyler Bray

There really isn’t a lot to say about Bray. He knows the offense and is good for the QB room. He’s just not good on the field. He’ll get some playing time during preseason, but won’t make the roster.

58. Tanner Gentry, WR

The preseason hero of 2017 has made it on the team the last two years, but this is likely his last stand. Gentry has potential and should get another shot elsewhere should he fail to make the squad.

57. Dax Raymond, TE

The UDFA tight end who everybody seems to like. A good athlete who looks like a natural receiver. He just could make the final cut as the fourth tight end.

56. Cornelius Lucas, OT

Huge dude (6’9″, 328), who has played some in the league. Not an ideal third tackle, but he can play in a pinch.

55. Patrick Scales, long snapper

He’s a long snapper. The snaps haven’t been off, I guess, so there’s that.

54. Pat O’Donnell, P

Had his best year as a pro last year, but still in the bottom half of the league in terms of punters.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Yep.]

53. Emanuel Hall, WR

This year’s UDFA star who is still probably a long shot to make the roster. Many thought Hall could be a red shirt player, but he was active at the start of camp so he’ll get a look. Was an excellent deep threat in college, just had trouble staying out of the training room.

52. Kylie Fitts, Edge

Really hoped to see more from Fitts last year. He just looked like a fish out of water and was completely raw.

51. Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB

Special teams player who is familiar with the Bears new linebackers coach.

50.  DeAndre Houston-Carson, S

Quality special-teamer who has never shown he can play defense. Perhaps a more aggressive defense could bring something out of him?

49.  TJ Clemmings, OL

Has played quite a bit and can play four positions on the line. Has talent and could be a good reclamation project for Harry Hiestand.

48. Stephen Denmark, CB

Big time potential; could make an impact right away on special teams.

47. Kerrith Whyte Jr., RB

If not for Cordarrelle Patterson, I could see Whyte making the team as the starting kick returner. As it is, the Bears need him to make an impact on special teams and possibly replace Patterson next year.

46. Rashaad Coward, OT

Switched to offense from defense last year and, apparently, impressed the Bears enough that they didn’t bring in a proven veteran to beat him out. In fact, they moved another veteran to a new position.

45. Bradley Sowell, TE

I’d likely have Sowell higher on this list if he was still a tackle. Dropped weight to move to tight end, but it seems unlikely that he’ll actually be more than an extra tackle on the field.

44. Marvin Hall, WR

Possibly going to be Taylor Gabriel’s backup. Has some special teams experience and is a burner. Rumored to have received reps with the starters in the off-season.

43. Nick Williams, DT

I’m probably higher on Williams than most, but I saw a stout interior defender who has some burst. Barely played last year and might not make the team this year, but I think he has a future in the league somewhere.

42. Kevin Toliver II, CB

Was OK in limited action last year despite not playing much during camp. Should take a big step up this off-season. Bears are likely planning on him starting in 2020.

41. Isaiah Irving, Edge

Showed some burst off the edge last year, but had a hard time finishing. Could the new coaching staff get more out of him? Don’t be surprised if they do.

40. Duke Shelley, CB

Was a surprise pick, but has drawn early raves. He just might surprise everybody and force the Bears to put him on the field.

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