BERKELEY, CA - OCTOBER 23: California Golden Bears running back Christopher Brooks (34) runs down the line during the college football game between the Colorado Buffaloes and the California Golden Bears on October 23, 2021 at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, CA. Dameon Pierce (Florida) Dameon Pierce took the title as PFFs highest-graded running back in the FBS (92.0) despite seeing just 100 carries. June 25th, 2022 at 7:56pm CST by Ely Allen. CHICAGO (CBS)-- The Bears announced Wednesday that they have hired David Walker as their new running backs coach. If the Bears exit the 2022 NFL Draft with a wide receiver depth chart of Mooney, Burks, Byron Pringle, Shakir, and Equanimeous St. Brown, its safe to say the fan base will be thrilled. If the Bears Insist on Taking a Running Back in the 2022 NFL Draft, They Should Wait Until Day 3. A quick glance at the Bears roster will tell you that. -- Archive Dates --. then this team could have a solid running back duo. The little cub then dashed back to the opposite side of the road and moments later returned accompanying its smaller sibling who was too afraid to cross the highway alone. But there are a couple of things we do know: Justin Fields will Kylin Hill: He was lightning in a bottle last summer, but the Packers didnt get much from him as a kick returner and then he tore his ACL on an ill-advised return in Arizona in October, ending his rookie season. Khalil Herbert | 23 | Bears 6th round pick in 2021. The Chicago Bears will have 27 players on their active roster, according to Sportrac.com, in 2022.

However, with six backs being selected by the end of Day 2, it more than made up for the slow start. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune) Ryan Poles may have successfully remade the secondary on the cheap. Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) February 10, 2022. 3 fantasy running back in most leagues. They chose instead to keep Ohio University running back, DeMontre Tuggle. Kenneth Gainwell: Along with Scott Gainwell are two players who must remain on the roster for the upcoming 2022 NFL season.Gainwell scored 5 touchdowns in the 16 games he played during the season, only one game as a starter.

The Cleveland Browns have an interesting group of running backs going into the 2022 season. The Chicago Bears have never needed David Montgomery to step up as much as they need him to step up in the 2022 season. This story stream compiles all our positional spotlights for the Bears heading into the 2022 season.

The college football season kicks off in just over 50 days. The Chicago Bears are releasing running back Tarik Cohen with an injury designation, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. USA TODAY - Chicago Bears training camp is less than a month away, which means its time to start looking ahead at the roster the team is bringing to Lake Forest.We have already evaluated the quarterbacks and now its time to turn our attention to the running backs, arguably the most stable position group on 1. Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington. The Chicago Bears have needed a revamp on offense for a long while. One of which was running back Master Teague who was signed by the Chicago Bears. In 2021, every member of this unit averaged at least 5 yards per carry. Ad Microsoft. Quarterback: Justin Fields, Nick Foles Running Back: Tarik Cohen, David Montgomery, Khalil Herbert, Because of the Ryan Bates offer sheet, we know they want to upgrade at right guard. The fate of Justin Fields could be riding on how much they can rely on this guy for offensive stability and balance. [Im] very positive about Mike Davis, Harbaugh said. With the loss of Tarik Cohen, the Chicago Bears could decide to pick up a change of pace running back to give them what they lost.

Ranking the top 10 running backs heading into the 2022 season David Montgomery, Bears. "As a person, serious guy, wants to get better," Walker said of Montgomery. Mercer's game is the only college football game in BERKELEY, CA - OCTOBER 23: California Golden Bears running back Christopher Brooks (34) runs down the line during the college football game between the Colorado Buffaloes and the California Golden Bears on October 23, 2021 at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, CA. The Bears have a decision to make regarding Montgomerys future with the team. The starting running back is entering the final year of his rookie deal and while hes been productive when healthy, its not a popular move these days to extend running backs. June 13, 2022 6:45 am CT. We dont know a lot about the Bears new offense under Luke Getsy. 203, the Bears selected Baylor running back Trestan Ebner. Many prospects are going to see their NFL Draft stock rise. The 2022 NFL Draft is fast approaching. A thick dude who can run fast with a low center of gravity and great balance. Feb 17, 2022, 10:44 AM. Darrell Henderson Jr., Los Angeles Rams (ADP: RB40) We saw in 2021 how the Rams like to deploy their running backs. 1 option with Khalil Herbert right behind him, the rest of the running back depth chart is up for grabs. With the 2022 NFL Draft on the horizon (April 28-30), NFL Network analyst and former All-Pro running back Maurice Jones-Drew eyes the RB class. Edmonds, the other half of Arizonas running back duo, had low touchdown numbers but arguably more impressive overall stats compared to Conner.

All of that beef that the Eagles have added to their defensive front will be needed when they face seven of the NFL's top ten running backs in 2022. Following Tarik Cohens release, the The Colts were pretty strong at stopping the run during the 2021 season. By Hub Arkush. RUNNINGBACK RANKING 2022 NFL DRAFT. Running back is the most settled position on the Bears' roster and has an edge, for the moment, over the secondary as the most talented. Biggest concern: Blasingame (6-0, 233) is a bit undersized for the role. Matt Nagy was all talk, as his scheme was disorganized and ineffective. The 49ers running backs room is loaded with talent but loaded, too, with questions marks and a history of injuries. His most recent run came with the Lions from 2016-18. David Montgomery, Chicago Bears. David Montgomery - Signed through 2022 - Even with D-Mo missing 4 games last season he still was 9th in the NFL in rushing attempts and 10th in total touches. Lets get this out of the way right off the bat; Henry is still the NFLs best running back, and by a wide margin. I'm Jordan Sigler and I've been writing for CCS since April 2022. Biggest plus: He is a pure blocker for his backs and Fields, with just 3 rushes and 10 receptions in 32 NFL games. Bears.

Other players with void years in 2022 are safety Tashaun Gipson, tight end Jimmy Graham and running back Damien Williams. He might miss camp and the start of the regular season. Kenneth Gainwell: Along with Scott Gainwell are two players who must remain on the roster for the upcoming 2022 NFL season.Gainwell scored 5 touchdowns in the 16 games he played during the season, only one game as a starter. If the Bears have any plans to win in 2022, theyll spend at least two day two picks on offense. Following Tarik Cohens release, the Round 2, Pick 39: Please dont pick a running back here. And he suffers occasional lapses in pass protection, though it doesnt seem to be a serial issue as it does for a disturbingly high percentage of the backs in this draft class. Spring Football Preview - The Running Backs. 35 Khari Blasingame FB; 31 Trestan Ebner; 21 Darrynton Evans; 24 Khalil Herbert; 32 David Montgomery; 30 De'Montre Tuggle; Wide receivers. The 2022 running back class is much like the Quarterback class, devoid of any standout performers - although what it lacks at the top end it more than makes up in the middle, where there are several prospects able to have an impact in the NFL. However, after a three-day rookie camp, the Bears have waived the former Ohio State running back. Bears running back David Montgomery practices Tuesday, May 24, 2022, during OTAs at Halas Hall. Curt Popejoy. follow. May 17, 2022. The Indianapolis Colts defense will have its share of challenges during the 2022 season, and their ability to stop the run will be a major focal point considering the running backs currently on the upcoming schedule. He is the Bears second leading returning rusher from the running back position with 4 carries for 15-yards. In ascending order, here are my positional rankings in terms of concern, along with an early 53 I'm starting to upload my memes now. Jacobs was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2020 and he has eclipsed 1,200 total yards in each of his three seasons in the NFL. With his multi-dimensional skillset, Ekeler posted 911 yards on the ground and scored a whopping 12 times.

I think he can be better in 2021, and the addition of James Conner makes him even more of a sleeper. The 2022 NFL draft is in the books, and the Chicago Bears have welcomed 11 new rookies to the fold. General manager Ryan Poles turned six draft selections into 11 on draft weekend, where he found some immediate starters in second-round picks cornerback Kyler Gordon and safety Jaquan Brisker. 91. The 2022 NFL draft is in the books, and the Chicago Bears have welcomed 11 new rookies to the fold. And before we even start analyzing these backs, a few words on the Running backs dont matter thing you hear all the time. While David Montgomery is the clear No. The Chicago Bears have finalized their rookie minicamp roster. Chicagos roster will feature several new players in 2022. The Bears kick off the 2022 campaign earlier than usual on Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. when they host Morehead State at Five Star Stadium.

Pro Football Focus examined each of the NFLs running backs rooms heading into the 2022 season. Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery is set to be an unrestricted free agent in 2023, 2022. Ranking Chicago Bears in NFC North RB Rooms. Forty Time Secs 4.38. April 26, 2022 8:00 am MT. Jordan Howard: Only seven games last season, he is in his second year with the Eagles, most of his career was with the Bears but now By Ben Linsey. Instead, the Bears made their first three picks as scheduled. May 30, 2022 Walker and the Bears know how vital Montgomery will be to their offensive goals in 2022. Walker, 52, has seven years of experience coaching running baks. DErnest Johnson showed what he could do stepping in for both Chubb and Hunt in 2021. He also produced 70 catches for 647 yards and eight touchdowns through the air. All Scouts Average Position Rank 2.

Damien Williams | 29 | Bears 164 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 40 carries in 2021, Williams will probably get a chance to stick around in Chicago for 2022 and compete with Khalil Herbert for the backup role to David Montgomery. Running back is the most settled position on the Bears' roster and has an edge, for the moment, over the secondary as the most talented. 2022 Chicago Bears Draft Round Selection Player Position College Notes 2 39 Kyler Gordon: CB: Washington: 48 Jaquan Brisker: S: Penn State: from L.A. Chargers: 3 71 Running backs. Updated: 06/30/2022 12:42PM ET. RB. Edmonds might not be a lead back, but he is more than capable in a committee. Weaknesses: Pierce doesnt have true third-level home-run speed as a few backs in this class have, though I think NFL teams would accept that in favor of all the things he can do. The head coach also spoke highly of the teams healthy running backs, a grouping that includes free agent addition Mike Davis and rookie sixth-round pick Tyler Badie. A total of 23 running backs and one fullback were drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft. The 2022 season will be the Chicago Bears ' 103rd in the National Football League (NFL) and their first under general manager Ryan Poles and head coach Matt Eberflus. They are going to attempt to improve from their 611 record from the previous season . By Hub Arkush. 85.7.

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Still, his 95.4 passer rating for that first year was plagued with inconsistencies such as passer ratings of 78.2, 68.3 and 72.0 in the final three games against his divisional rivals, and a The Bears announced David Walkers hire as the teams new running backs coach. Most Likely to be Available When the Bears Are on the Clock: Choosing three players who project to be available when the Bears go on the clock with each of their picks. All right! RB1: Austin Ekeler. Mercer's game is the only college football game in White is one of the best pure running backs in the 2022 NFL draft. Chicago Bears running back Darrynton Evans warms up at the NFL football teams practice facility in Lake Forest, Ill., Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The Packers dont have to rush him back, but Hill a seventh-round pick in 2021 isnt necessarily Cameron Ohnysty 7 mins ago. All Scouts Average Overall Rank 46.3. Kenneth Gainwell: Along with Scott Gainwell are two players who must remain on the roster for the upcoming 2022 NFL season.Gainwell scored 5 touchdowns in the 16 games he played during the season, only one game as a starter. Beyond that, Montgomery averaged 7.2 yards per reception while Herbert averaged 6.9.

They have two strong players in David Montgomery and Khalil Herbert.This offseason, they claimed Darrynton Evans off of ST: Richard Hightower. Chicago Bears Bears practice at training camp. We dont know a lot about the Bears new offense under Luke Getsy. The top of the pecking order features Derrick Henry, AKA King Henry. Shaw Local News Network. Bears running back Tarik Cohen, whose 2020 season was cut short by a knee injury, is being released. David Montgomery, Khalil Herbert, and the rest of the backs have a new coach. The 2022 NFL Draft saw no running backs drafted in the first round for the first time since 2014. Im not a huge fan of any Bears running backs at their current costs in dynasty. RB1: Austin Ekeler. If the Bears keep him on the roster for 2022 his cap hit is $5.75 million, but if they do let him go as a post June 1 cut theyll save $4 million. Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) February 10, 2022. 2022 NFL Draft Chicago Bears D'vonte Price David Montgomery Drew Brees Isiah Pacheco Justin Fields Matt Eberflus Mitchell Trubisky Pierre Strong Ryan Poles Tarik Cohen. Its hard to imagine there wont be quite a bit of shuffling on the depth chart between now and the home opener against UC Davis as this is as deep and varied a RB corps as Cal has seen in a long time. David Montgomery has been the undisputed leader in the Bears run game for the past three seasons. Walker, 52, has seven years of experience coaching running baks. Aug 05, 2019 at 1:42 pm. He ranks ninth among all running backs in total yards from scrimmage (3,732) thus leading NFL.coms Adam Rank to declare the fourth-year back as the Bears MVP in 2022. Minnesota Vikings: Dalvin Cook, Alex Mattison, Kene Nwangu, Ty Chandler. Seattle 2000-07; Washington 2008. Height Feet 5-10. Welcome to the second of our 12-part series as we get you ready for Bears Training Camp 2022 by looking at each position group on the depth chart, special teams and the new coaching staff.. Well bring you brief scouting reports with pluses and minuses for every notable player, how each group stacks up against the rest of the NFL, projected potential surprises and At least there is one quality to the backs behind Montgomery they can appreciate and that is speed. April 12, 2022 1:15 am ET. He had 592 rushing yards at 5.1 yards per attempt, to go along with 43 receptions for 311 yards. April 26, 2022, by Luis Medina Chicago Bears. Now, Cohens future is uncertain heading into the 2022 season. Bobo Chan Fan is back with a new video! David Montgomery, Khalil Herbert, and the rest of the backs have a new coach. Sounds to me like you have to use (Zamir White) this season. The Bears do, however, have two good running backs, a quarterback who can run and the potential for a solid offensive line. Alexander is just one of nine running backs in the history of the NFL with at least 100 rushing touchdowns. June 25, 2022 9:56 am ET. 2021 OUTLOOK - How good is A&M's running back group for the 2022 season? Dameon Pierce (Texans) Devin Singletary (Bills) Clyde Edwards-Helaire (Chiefs) James Robinson (Jaguars) Chase Edmonds (Dolphins) Unfortunately, just because this is a list of the top 32 running backs in the NFL does not mean that all 32 teams are represented. Bears Key Position Group For 2022 NFL Season. On Wednesday, the Bears announced the hiring of David Walker as the teams new running backs coach. In a recent article by Vic Tafur of The Athletic, he explained why the Raiders are likely to deploy a running back by committee approach during the 2022 season. In 2021, every member of this unit averaged at least 5 yards per carry. The Bears announced David Walkers hire as the teams new running backs coach. But they didnt seem to have a lot of faith in the Montgomery and Herbert duo. Walker, 52, has been a coach for 25 years seven of them in the NFL. HC: Matt Eberflus. The 2022 Bears Backfield Breakdown is part of an offseason series in which I take a deep dive into one NFL teams backfield and examine the respective rushing performances of the players in it. Edmonds was the RB25 last season, making him a high-end No.

He's been a reliable back during the early part of his career, but he's hungry for more. It is a much more exciting time to be a Chicago Bears fan in 2022 than it was a year ago. Getty Tarik Cohen has been spotted limping by Bears insiders heading into Week 4 of the 2021 season. The 2022 NFL Draft saw no running backs drafted in the first round for the first time since 2014. You might have looked at the title of this and wondered why running back is even an option for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2022 NFL draft. Expect the Bears to run the ball more in 2022 with David Montgomery leading the charge. 42. Chicago Bears Depth Chart. The first of many free agents to be in 2022 on this list, I wouldnt be shocked if Jerick wound up back in Kansas City for another run. In total yards, Jones had 1,190 and 10 touchdowns. 2. Jon Heath. The scoring was a point for every ten yards rushing or receiving, six-point touchdowns, and a point per reception. National analyst praises Chicago Bears running back.