December 2, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals receiver Andrew Hawkins (16) is hit by San Diego Chargers safety Eric Weddle (32) after a third down reception during the first quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
What about the other guys? Andrew Hawkins had a breakout year in 2012, catch 51 passes for 533 yards and four touchdowns, averaging an impressive 10.5 yards per catch. Hawkins’ 2012 campaign showed the fans and the team that he could be relied upon when his number is called.And what about Marvin Jones? Although not relied upon heavily until the end of the season, Jones showed he could be relied upon as well, tallying 18 catches for 201 yards and a touchdown. Jones has the breakaway speed to be a serious deep threat for the Bengals.
All in all, the Bengals are filled with talent at receiver from top to bottom. While the Bengals may be young, that does not mean they cannot do the job. In fact, this is in fact to our advantage, as this group can start a great time as one of the leagues best receiving ensemble.
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