Wide Receiver & Tight End:
How good was A.J. Green in his rookie season? Your answer should be ‘very’. Green made the Pro Bowl last year after recording 1,057 yards receiving and 7 TD’s. He was a highlight reel of amazing catches all season long. He is the elite wide receiver that this team has been looking for since the downfall of Chad Ochocinco. The question remains – Who will start opposite Green? This was not addressed in free agency, but instead the team drafted Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones to compete for the #2 WR spot.
When you look at the roster right now and the experienced WRs the team has, there is potential for a second wide receiver already with the Bengals. I like the potential that University of Cincinnati product Armon Binns brings to the table. He has great ball skills, good speed, and can take pressure off of Green as another potential deep threat. Andrew Hawkins, although maybe not a solid number two, could see expanded playing time this season. He showed some great flashes last season making some nice grabs and is a constant threat when in space. Ryan Whalen, although inexperienced, can also contribute more this season as a possible number four. For the second-straight year, we could see a rookie WR starting opening day for the Bengals.