OG Rashaad Coward
After notching one QB hit on 10 snaps as an undrafted rookie defensive tackle, Coward’s new job is protecting the pocket of Bears quarterbacks. That makes the 6-foot-5, 320-pound first-year Old Dominion product a pet project for revered OL coach Harry Hiestand. Will he be instant coffee? That seems unlikely, but Chicago has questions inside with RG Kyle Long recovering from three offseason surgeries, likely starting LG rookie James Daniels having spent most of his time in college at center and top reserve Eric Kush missing last season with an Achilles injury.
Coward has more than enough size and strength to make the conversion, not unlike former Bears stalwart and DL-to-OL conversion project, James "Big Cat" Williams, if he takes to coaching.