2. Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears running back situation is arguably the weirdest I have ever seen it. They had a good running back in Jordan Howard and didn’t use him nearly enough. Now the projected starter is David Montgomery. He showed flashes of brilliance last season but, once again, he wasn’t used enough.
Montgomery came into the Bears organization last season and did some good things. While I would like to see his 3.7 yards per carry improve, he still managed to be effective on the ground and through the air. He added 25 catches for 185 yards as a rookie. I like him as the starter right now.
The Bears have Tarik Cohen as the No. 2 running back on the depth chart. If this is right, I am extremely worried. Cohen was, essentially, moved to the slot last year and barely had any running back duties. So, what this means is the Bears don’t have a backup running back.
Que the drafting of Reggie Corbin. This would be a great chance for Corbin to come into an organization that isn’t far from where he played college football. He is exactly what the Bears front office is looking for as well.
With Corbin’s ability to slash, he would be a perfect option as the primary backup to Montgomery. Corbin could come in and be an effective runner or receiver out of the backfield. The Bears need some semblance of depth, and that is what the former Fighting Illini running back could provide.