The Top 100 players of 2019 returns to NFL Network Monday, July 22nd. The Top 100 is a list of the best NFL players voted on by their counterparts. This list has not been friendly to Chicago in recent years. The last Bears to appear on the list were Matt Forte (48th) and Brandon Marshall (57th) dating back to the 2015 season. After a three-year drought, Chicago fans are hungry to see a few Bears players make the list. The 2018 Bears’ team was composed of eight Pro Bowlers as well as four First-Team All-Pros. With that in mind, here’s a prediction of where your favorite Bears will land on the list!

Tarik Cohen

Tarik Cohen was an offensive spark in Matt Nagy’s offense. Cohen improved in his sophomore season with 1,169 scrimmage yards and nine total offensive TDs. Tarik is not a player an offense runs through, but he sure makes defensive units pay when he is on the field. Averaging 4.5 YPC and 10.5 YPC, Cohen was the Bears most consistent offensive threat. Earning Pro Bowl and First-Team All-Pro honors, Tarik Cohen deserves to make the Top 100 list and should be one of the first Bears announced.

2018 Rank: N/A

2019 Rank Prediction: 92

Kyle Fuller

Maybe one of the most underrated and underappreciated corners in the NFL, Kyle Fuller is bound to make the list after a strong 2018 outing. Fuller led the NFL in interceptions (7) and earned himself Pro Bowl and First-Team All-Pro honors. Since the show’s launch in 2011, every yearly interception leader has made the list, a positive trend for Fuller’s chances. After failing to make the list in any of his previous three years, Fuller is expected to make his debut appearance in 2019.

2018 Rank: N/A

2019 Rank Prediction: 64

Akiem Hicks

CHICAGO, IL – SEPTEMBER 30: Akiem Hicks #96 of the Chicago Bears runs in the first quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Soldier Field on September 30, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

No player deserves to find himself on the Top 100 list more than this big Bear. Compiling 23 sacks and 5 forced fumbles in his past three seasons, Akiem Hicks has sneakily become one of the most dominant pass rushers at the interior line position. With 7.5 sacks and 3 forced fumbles in 2018, Hicks played the best ball of his career. After earning his first Pro Bowl honor, Akiem Hicks has finally received league-wide recognition. Don’t be surprised to see Mr. Hicks as the first Bear announced inside the top 50!

2018 Rank: N/A

2018 Rank Prediction: 39

Eddie Jackson

Chicago Bears free safety Eddie Jackson (39) celebrates making a touchdown during the second half against the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving. (Photo by Amy Lemus/NurPhoto/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)

5th round draft pick, Eddie Jackson, has quickly become a defensive star in the Bears’ secondary. In only year two, Jackson snagged six interceptions and three returned touchdowns. Along with Akiem Hicks, Khalil Mack, and Tarik Cohen, Eddie Jackson earned Pro Bowl and First-Team All Pro honors. One of the most dangerous safeties in the NFL, it’s only a matter of when BoJack will fall on the Top 100 list.

2018 Rank: N/A

2018 Rank Prediction: 31

Khalil Mack

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Any time a top 10 player hits the trade block, you sell high to go get him. That is exactly what GM, Ryan Pace did in 2018. Khalil Mack landed in Chicago only seven days before week 1 and didn’t skip a beat. Khalil finished the year with 12.5 sacks, 6 forced fumbles, one interception, and a touchdown in 14 games played. Mack has landed inside the top 20 in the past three years, soon to repeat in 2019. Mack’s highest rank (5th) was in 2017, we’ll see if Chicago can land their first top 10 player since Julius Peppers in 2011!

2018 Rank: 16

2019 Rank Prediction: 4

Honorable Mention: Mitchell Trubisky

Jan 27, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) throws the ball during the NFL Pro Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

There may not be another player in the NFL who takes more hate and criticism than Mitchell Trubisky. After an unimpressive rookie season, Trubisky showed growth and improvement in year two. Trubisky made the Pro Bowl and led the Bears to a 12-4 record, more than deserving for a spot on this year’s Top 100 list.

How many Bears do you believe will make the NFL’s Top 100 of 2019? Tune in Monday, July 22nd at 9PM ET, to find out #100-91!