Bengals positions to feel confident about
The Cincinnati Bengals have multiple positional groups that are loaded with depth and fans should feel really confident about going into 2018.
The Cincinnati Bengals have a good look at what their roster will look like going into the 2018 regular season. With free agency and the 2018 NFL Draft finally come and gone, we can now start looking at each positional group and figuring out where the Bengals should feel confident and where they should still be concerned. We already wrote a piece on where Cincinnati has significant question marks, and now it’s time to look at the areas they should feel confident about.
The Bengals spent the offseason finding players to plug and play. Finding guys that could fill holes around the roster was the name of the game this year. While there weren’t many playmaker positions that were grabbed and expected to start this season, there are plenty of players that can contribute to a role on either side of the ball and help get this team back to the playoffs.
Addressing the offensive line was a huge part of the offseason. Quarterback Andy Dalton has struggled in the pocket with former linemen Andrew Whitworth and Kevin Zeitler hitting free agency. Cedric Ogbuehi and Jake Fisher have yet to step into those roles and even hold down a starting role. The additions of Billy Price and Cordy Glenn along with new offensive line coach Frank Pollack should bring significant upgrades for protecting Dalton.
The offense has to be better this season after finishing last in the league last season in yards per game. Offensive coordinator Bill Lazor has a new playbook and way of playing the offense that should open up doors for multiple players to breakout this season. With that being said, let’s look at which positions I’m most confident about in 2018.