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State of the Franchise: Cincinnati Bengals

Breaking down the Cincinnati Bengals depth chart heading into the 2022 season by looking at PFF grades and contract situations. Where the team is now, and what they still need to do.
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CINCINNATI BENGALS COACHING STAFF

HC: Zac TAYLOR
OC: Brian CALLAHAN
DC: Lou ANARUMO
ST: Darrin SIMMONS

CINCINNATI BENGALS OFFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

QB, Joe BURROW

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 91.7
  • Contract – –.

RB, Joe MIXON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 79.5
  • Contract – –.

WR, Ja’Marr CHASE

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 83.1
  • Contract – –.

WR, Tee HIGGINS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 84.5
  • Contract – –.

WR, Tyler BOYD

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 72.6
  • Contract – –.

TE, Hayden HURST

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 55.3
  • Contract – –.

LT, Jonah WILLIAMS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 77.1
  • Contract – –.

LG, Jackson CARMAN

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 56.3
  • Contract – –.

C, Ted KARRAS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 72.8
  • Contract – –.

RG, Alex CAPPA

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 73.8
  • Contract – –.

RT, La’el COLLINS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 82.0
  • Contract – –.

Bench Depth

QB: Brandon Allen, Jake Browning

RB: Samaje Perine, Chris Evans, Trayveon Williams

WR: Mike Thomas, Stanley Morgan, Trent Taylor, Trenton Irwin, Pooka Williams Jr.

TE: Hayden Hurst, Drew Sample, Mitchell Wilcox, Thaddeus Moss

LT: Jonah Williams, Isaiah Prince, D’Ante Smith

LG: Hakeem Adeniji

C: Trey Hill, Lamont Gaillard

RG: —

RT: Isaiah Prince

CINCINNATI BENGALS DEFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

LDE, Sam HUBBARD

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 64.2
  • Contract – –.

LDT, D.J. READER

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 80.8
  • Contract – –.

RDT, B.J. HILL

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 70.4
  • Contract – –.

RDE, Trey HENDRICKSON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 72.3
  • Contract – –.

WLB, Logan WILSON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 53.9
  • Contract – –.

MLB, Germaine PRATT

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 47.0
  • Contract – –.

SLB, Markus BAILEY

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 55.6
  • Contract – –.

LCB, Eli APPLE

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 60.9
  • Contract – –.

SS, Vonn BELL

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 74.2
  • Contract – –.

FS, Jessie BATES III

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 56.1
  • Contract – –.

RCB, Chidobe AWUZIE

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 83.3
  • Contract – –.

Bench Depth

DE: Cam Sample, Khalid Kareem, Wyatt Ray, Joseph Ossai, Wyatt Hubert, Noah Spence

DT: Tyler Shelvin, Josh Tupou

LB: Akeem Davis-Gaither, Clay Johnston, Joe Bachie, Keandre Jones

CB: Tre Flowers, Mike Hilton, Jalen Davis, John Brannon

S: Michael Thomas, Brandon Wilson, Trayvon Henderson

Team Needs

OFFENSE

Average PFF Grade:

Low PFF grades: TE (55.3), LG (56.3), WR (72.6), C (72.8)

Expiring contracts:


DEFENSE

Average PFF Grade:

Low PFF grades: MLB (47.0), WLB (53.9), SLB (55.6), FS (56.1), LCB (60.9)

Expiring contracts:

2022 Draft Picks

Round 1: No. 31
Round 2: No. 63
Round 3: No. 95
Round 4: No. 136
Round 5: No. 174
Round 6: No. 209
Round 7: No. 226 (from Giants)
Round 7: No. 252

2022 Cap Space

Dream Plan

Low PFF grades: MLB (47.0), WLB (53.9), TE (55.3), SLB (55.6), FS (56.1), LG (56.3)

Expiring contracts:

2022 NFL Draft Top Prospects: DEFENSIVE PLAYERSWRS, OL, TES, QBS, RBS

Who should they sign? Who should they draft? Who should they trade? Share your thoughts about the Cincinnati Bengals roster.
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