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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Aug 29, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi (70) against the Chicago Bears in a preseason NFL football game at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 21-10. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 29, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi (70) against the Chicago Bears in a preseason NFL football game at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 21-10. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /

Offensive Tackle

LT1: Andrew Whitworth
Lets be clear, Andrew Whitworth is one of the best offensive tackles in the NFL and he seemed to save his best years for last. He was a Pro Bowler in 2012 and 2015, was voted All-Pro in 2010, ’14, and ’15.

He earned his one year extension, which puts him in his final year in 2016. It also could be his final year in the NFL since he will turn 35 late in the season. Whitworth is the perfect example of what the Bengals have been striving for, a team of homegrown players with a touch of outsiders to fill in experience and success.

RT1: Cedric Ogbuehi
The Bengals had little problem with Andre Smith‘s departure in free agency because they knew what they had right behind him. Ogbuehi, who was injured for most of last season, will take over the role and look to learn from one of the best across the line from him.

Expected to be a starter in the Bengals offensive tackle rotation, he and Whitworth will certainly rely on Jake Fisher to get short rest on long drives. Ogbuehi showed a lot of promise in the five games he was available to play in. There should be no reason to expect anything different in his sophomore year in the NFL.

RT/LT2: Jake Fisher
Jake Fisher has a number of different roles, if you look at how the Bengals used him in 2015. He played tackle, gaurd, tight end and fullback last season when injuries plagued them late in the season. He proved to be an incredible asset to this team, especially with Andre Smith still in stripes last season.

Fisher is expected to play a bigger rotational role with Whitworth allowing for fresher legs and could potentially rotate with Cedric Ogbuehi, if needed, to give him a rest as well. Fisher i many ways is just as important as any starter because he is so flexible to give the Bengals depth at multiple positions.

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