The Chicago Bears drafted just six players earlier this month, but the team added 17 undrafted rookie free agents to their roster following the conclusion of the NFL draft.
The majority of those players were signed immediately after the draft concluded, but some had to earn their spot on the roster during last week’s rookie minicamp.
The team’s six draft picks should all make the roster out of training camp, but the 17 undrafted rookies will have to prove their worth during minicamps, training camp and the preseason. Many of the undrafted rookies will be cut, but some could be assigned to the practice squad or even make the 53-man roster.
Going from an undrafted free agent to being on a 53-man roster is not easy, but former Pro Bowlers like Arian Foster and Wes Welker have proved in the past that impact players can still be found outside of the draft’s seven rounds.
Just ahead, we assess every Chicago Bears undrafted free agent’s chances of making the team’s final roster and project whether he will be cut, signed to the practice squad or make the final 53-man roster.