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Bears Player Rating (BPR) Index: Bye Week Edition

Who are the most important players on the Chicago Bears depth chart? We rank the entire 53-man roster heading into the bye week.

The Chicago Bears a 2-4 team in the midst of a rebuild under a brand new coaching staff and GM. The team wants to win now but every personnel decision must be made with the club's future in mind. Short-sightedness with a team void of talent at crucial positions will get you nowhere. 

In order to identify the keepers, throwaways and those straddling the line of long-term productivity, let's rank the Bears' entire 53-man roster, also known as the BPR Index (Bears Player Ratings). 

1) OLB Pernell McPhee
2) RB Matt Forte
3) OT Kyle Long
4) QB Jay Cutler
5) WR Alshon Jeffery
6) G Matt Slauson
7) TE Martellus Bennett
8) NT Eddie Goldman
9) LB Shea McClellin
10) DE Jarvis Jenkins

McPhee is just 26 and is the foundation of the defense for years to come. Even at 29, Forte is still one of the best in the game, while Kyle Long is the face of the franchise. Goldman ranks as the highest rookie on the team due to his production and immense potential. McClellin has grown into a foundation player and his absence was felt against the Lions. Jenkins, along with McPhee, is another core piece of the defense moving forward. 

11) K Robbie Gould
12) OLB Sam Acho
13) S Adrian Amos
14) CB Tracy Porter
15) LT Jermon Bushrod
16) WR Eddie Royal
17) S Antrel Rolle
18) ILB Christian Jones
19) DT Jeremiah Ratliff 
20) C Hroniss Grasu

Gould has proven last year was an aberration and he's been lights out this year. Acho is approaching Top 10 status due to his all-around solid play, which includes special teams. Amos is the second rookie on the list, as he's been reliable as the back-end starter all year. Ratliff could fall out of the Top 20 if his neck injury lingers, while Grasu bursts into the Top 20 after two quality outings as the starting center. 

21) RG Vladimir Ducasse
22) OLB Lamarr Houston
23) OT Charles Leno 
24) CB Kyle Fuller
25) CB Sherrick McManis
26) OLB Willie Young
27) RB Jeremy Langford
28) CB Alan Ball 
29) DT Will Sutton 
30) WR Marquess Wilson

Houston has continued his streak of quiet play and drops out of the Top 20, while Leno moves up after his third straight decent start at left tackle. McManis is also falling, as he's been a borderline liability at nickelback. Ditto for Fuller. Langford may move further up the list if his touches continue to increase. 

31) S Harold Jones-Quartey
32) QB Jimmy Clausen
33) ILB LaRoy Reynolds
34) ILB Jonathan Anderson
35) WR Marc Mariani
36) DE Mitch Unrein
37) TE Zach Miller 
38) G Patrick Omameh
39) WR Cameron Meredith
40) TE Khari Lee 

Jones-Quartey still sits on the outside of the Top 30, despite starting the past two games, due to his struggles in coverage. Reynolds and Anderson rotated at ILB with the first team against the Lions, which worked out fairly well. Of the two, Anderson is more likely to rise up the rankings. Unrein gets a bump up as he'll be relied on even heavier going forward. Omameh could also jump upward if he overtakes Ducasse at right guard. 

41) OT Tayo Fabuluje 
42) P Patrick O'Donnell
43) CB Terrance Mitchell 
44) RB Ka'Deem Carey
45) LS Thomas Gafford
46) WR Josh Bellamy
47) S Sherrod Martin
48) S Chris Prosinski
49) RB Antone Smith
50) LB Lamin Barrow
51) OL Nick Becton
52) DL Bruce Gaston
53) CB Bryce Callahan


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