The time has come to begin deliberating on all things football, and with that why don’t we discuss which areas where the Bengals’ roster has the most talent with which to work?
At least one person, writer Patrick Judis of SB Nation, believes that conversation begins at the wide receiver. That probably won’t shock many, as six-time Pro Bowler A.J. Green leads the way out wide. 👍👍👍
Judis writes in part, “The Bengals also added the fastest player to ever run the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, John Ross, in the first round. Then the team drafted Josh Malone, who is very impressive prospect in his own right, in Round 4.”
Continuing . . . “These players were added on top of a pretty decent group of receivers already . . . Green is returning after suffering from a hamstring injury . . . Brandon LaFell was serviceable last season as the receiver opposite Green. Tyler Boyd, last year’s second-round pick, also showed flashes of promise toward the end of the season.”
The good folks at ESPN aren’t arguing this theory.
In their rankings of the NFL’s top offensive arsenals, they list the Bengals No. 6 overall and write of the wide receivers:
“After re-signing Brandon LaFell, Cincy used its first-round pick on Washington speedster John Ross . . . Last year's second-round pick Tyler Boyd should also be better, leaving the Bengals with four viable starting wideouts, three useful running backs and a star tight end (Tyler Eifert) in a contract year.”
SB National also highlights Cincinnati’s depth at cornerback (Dre Kirkpatrick, Adam “Pacman” Jones . . . ) and running back (Jeremy Hill, Giovani Bernard, rookie Joe Mixon).
Hey, not arguing here, but what about defensive line (Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap, rookie Jordan Willis, Michael Johnson et al)? 😲😲😲
Where do you consider the Bengals to be deepest?
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