Bengals Depth Chart Projections

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Jun 14, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A view of a Cincinnati Bengals helmet during minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 14, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A view of a Cincinnati Bengals helmet during minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 14, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) during minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 14, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) during minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /

Running Backs

RB1: Jeremy Hill
Jeremy Hill wants to quickly forget about what happened in the Wild Card game last season. They were a fumble away from the franchises first playoff win in almost 25 years and Hill must decide whether he is going to embrace the mistake as motivation or a distraction.Hill must find his previous rookie form and quickly this season.

Hill struggled early on last season and the Bengals saw a quick surge from Giovani Bernard. He can’t afford to let that happen again, especially since the Bengals extended Bernard’s contract through 2019 now. His five fumbles lost and seven total fumbles, in two years, along with last seasons 3.6 yards per carry, are concerning, but his 11 touchdowns last season and ability to play in all 32 games in two years, give him promise for 2016.

RB2: Giovani Bernard
Giovani Bernard is part of the best one-two ground game punches in the NFL. He is also known to be the Bengals best hands back, giving them options in both the ground and short passing game. Finishing 2015 with 1,202 all purpose yards, second to A.J. Green, and finishing fourth in receiving on the team,, earned him a three year extension on his current contract.

Bernard is one of the best dual threats in the NFL. He is a small back at 5-foot-9 but it is something he has used to his advantage to find gaps and get under defenders to get a few extra yards after contact. He may be the Bengals number two back, but he is definitely a key part of this Bengals offense.

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