Center Kyle Cook is not the largest guy you could have in front of your quarterback (6’3″, 312 lbs.), but he makes up for his size with a mean streak that pushes some of the largest defensive tackles back on their heels. He is a streaky player and runs up the middle haven’t been exactly flawless which is something that needs to be improved upon by all interior linemen. However, Cook is solid in the passing game and gelled very quickly last season with his rookie quarterback helping him direct the line and getting the ball into his quarterbacks hands safely.
At guard, the Bengals have two new faces just recently signed in free agency, Travelle Wharton from the Panthers. Wharton is a nice pickup at left guard, coming off of a productive season in Carolina, and will be an upgrade over what the Bengals had last season.
!st-rounder Kevin Zeitler is expected to be the starting RG from day 1, and was highly regarded as the draft’s best run-blocking guard, something the Bengals struggled with mightily last year.
Also, the Bengals still have Clint Boling on the roster who could start at guard in a pinch. The right guard spot still remains a bit of a mystery with incumbent starter Bobbie Williams still available but recovering from a broken right ankle suffered last season. Any way it goes though, the Bengals will not be without an experienced and/or solid starter at each of the guard positions.