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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Dec 13, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (85) against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium. The Steelers won 33-20. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 13, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (85) against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium. The Steelers won 33-20. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /

Tight End

TE1: Tyler Eifert
Tyler Eifert is by far one of the most important pieces since to this Bengals offense and is someone Andy Dalton will heavily rely on to continue their success in 2016. Eifert led all tight ends in touchdowns last season with 13. He finished 12th in receiving yards with 615, 16th in receptions, and had no fumbles.

Eifert is recovering from surgery on his ankle, which he injured during the Pro Bowl. However, the Bengals are still expecting him to be starting week one. Eifert missed three games last season and still put up some of the better numbers in the NFL. Even if he misses a game or two, he is expected to be one of the best tight ends in the league again.

TE2: Tyler Kroft
Tyler Kroft is entering his second year as a Bengal and will have a great opportunity to gain chemistry with Eifert out for training camp. It is something he has not had an opportunity to gain when Dalton went down around the same time Eifert did last season.

His main relationship has been with A.J. McCarron and they worked pretty well together. His 129 yards and one touchdown on eleven receptions helped the Bengals in their win against the San Francisco 49ers and in their close loss to Denver Broncos. Kroft should see more targets and opportunities this season. Expect them to utilize Kroft in a similar way they expected Jermaine Gresham to compliment Eifert.

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