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,” but he could also morph into something special. I can see it being a year from now and he comes off the corner in a blitz and just annihilates a dude.” ~ Josh SunderbruchI find it interesting that Riley Ridley was mentioned by at least one of us in all three of our most recent roundtables; as the favorite rookie, as the head scratching pick, and here as the most likely to surprise. “As for a rookie who could surprise, I’ll jump back to Ridley. I think that Stephen Denmark will need a year to get coached up and Duke Shelley will need a year of NFL weight training, but I think Ridley could surprise, even in a crowded receiver field. Maybe he doesn’t have a huge role, but it’s something to keep an eye on.“ ~ Sam HouseholderBut Ridley isn’t the only wide out that got a mention. “As far as the rookie most likely to surprise, I’m going to go with Emanuel Hall, who they signed as a priority undrafted free agent. Receiver is deep and he’s nowhere near a lock to make the roster but the speed element he brings is something that could help them in 2019 and beyond.” ~ Aaron LemingThree us of had the same idea.“The more I watch Duke Shelley, the more I like him as the eventual nickleback for the Bears. I never heard of him until the draft, but his film shows a feisty competitor. Like many mid-round picks, his technique needs tightening up, but the ceiling is high.” ~ Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.“It took me a while to get on board with the pick Prince Amukamara Jersey
, but I’ve become really high on Duke Shelley as a nickelback. He’s an athletic and scrappy player with good instincts and ball skills. He’s going to need to bulk up to become more consistent in run support, but I think he could be a potential starter for the Bears in the future.” ~ Jacob Infante“The NFL has a bad habit of undervaluing smaller guys, so the 5’9” Shelley fell to the 6th round despite good tape in a conference known for throwing a TON. While he may never start at outside corner, don’t be surprised if Shelley takes over the starting nickel CB role by 2020.” ~ Robert SchmitzNow it’s your turn.Which member of the Bears 2019 rookie class is the most likely to surprise?Sound off in the comment section! CHICAGO — Bears coach Matt Nagy decided to rest starters for the next-to-last preseason game rather than use it as the customary regular-season tuneup.And the backups proved that they’re also ready for the regular season. Backup quarterback Chase Daniel directed touchdown drives on the first three possessions and the Bears defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 27-20 on Saturday.The Bears (2-2) played in the Hall of Fame Game and have been practicing since July 20, and Nagy liked what he’d seen from the starters in practices.So he decided Friday to keep starters out of what normally would be a dress rehearsal for the regular-season opener at Green Bay on Sept. 9.Daniel replaced Mitchell Trubisky against the Chiefs (1-2), the team Nagy last year served as the offensive coordinator.Playing against both the Chiefs starting defense and then the backups, Daniel led the Bears to a 24-10 halftime lead.Daniel, a Chiefs backup quarterback from 2013-15, finished 15 of 18 for 198 yards and two touchdowns. The first two Bears touchdown drives came against Kansas City’s starting defense, minus injured safety Eric Berry and four other injured players.Wide-open receiver Kevin White caught Daniel’s 29-yard TD pass in the first quarter to break a 7-7 tie, and Daniel then found Javon Wims for a 7-yard TD pass in the back corner of the end zone and a 21-10 lead.Benny Cunningham ran in from 13 yards for Chicago‘s first TD and Cody Parkey added a 48-yard field goal just before halftime.The Bears sat out 31 players, including all potential opening-day starters except wide receiver Taylor Gabriel, defensive end Jonathan Bullard https://www.thebearsfanshop.com/Adam-Shaheen-Jersey
, linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski and guard Eric Kush. Nagy informed players on Friday morning about his decision.Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II and the starting offense played into the third quarter against the backup Bears defense, and showed inconsistency.Mahomes flipped a short pass to the right side and Kareem Hunt turned it into a 19-yard TD for a 7-7 tie, and led a 49-yard drive ending in Harrison Butker’s second-quarter 47-yard field goal.In the previous preseason game, Mahomes completed a 69-yard TD pass to Tyreek Hill. Mahomes didn’t produce a big play on Saturday, and finished 18 of 24 for 196 yards. He left the game with the Chiefs down 24-10 in the third quarter.Wide receiver Marcus Kemp got loose for a 55-yard TD pass from Chase Litton with 2:40 to play for Kansas City’s other touchdown.131<button class="view-gallery">View Gallery</button> Gallery:View from the sidelines: NFL cheerleaders 2017Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports | Aaron DosterA FIRST TDBears wide receiver Kevin White’s 29-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter was the first touchdown he has scored since coming into the NFL as the seventh pick in the 2015 draft. White missed 2015 and much of 2016 with leg injuries, and played one game last year before suffering a shoulder injury. White is vying for a roster spot in a crowded competition at wide receiver.Rookie seventh-round pick Javon Wims is giving White a good run for his job, after making four catches for 114 yards and a touchdown against the Chiefs.HOMECOMINGNagy and his mentor, Chiefs coach Andy Reid, shared a long hug and a few words a few moments after the game at midfield.Nagy also had a long talk after the game with Mahomes, who started a game for the Chiefs last year as a rookie.NATIONAL ANTHEMThere were no protests during the anthem.INJURIESBears wide receiver Marlon Brown left in the second quarter with a possible concussion and did not return. … Bears reserve tackle Bradley Sowell was assisted from the field in the fourth quarter with a leg injury. … Berry (heel), defensive end Allen Bailey (knee) and cornerback Steven Nelson (concussion) all missed the game for Kansas City.NEXT UPChiefs: Close the preseason Thursday by hosting the Green Bay Packers.Bears: Close the preseason Thursday by hosting the Buffalo Bills.