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Cincinnati Bengals: Post NFL Draft 53 Man Roster Prediction

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It is early, but we now have enough info to make a position by position projection of the Bengals 53 man roster for 2019.

With the 2019 NFL Draft in the books and the Bengals having signed several undrafted free agents, there is now a clearer picture of what the regular season roster may look like.

The Bengals will kick-off their rookie minicamp next weekend and on May 20th will begin OTA’s (organized team activities).

Many jobs will be up for grabs this offseason as the Bengals are in the midst of a reboot on both sides of the ball.

Will all 10 of their draft selections make the roster? Could notable veterans be released? It is time for an early educated guess.

BALTIMORE, MD – DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals drops back in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 31, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD – DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals drops back in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 31, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images) /

Quarterbacks (3)

Andy Dalton, Ryan Finley & Jeff Driskel 

By passing on Dwayne Haskins in the first round  and allowing the Denver Broncos to select Drew Lock with their original second round selection, the Bengals proved they still have faith in Dalton as their starting quarterback.

Despite his struggles, Dalton has reached the postseason four times and made it to three Pro Bowls. Thus, he is a proven veteran and will serve as a leader on a young Bengals team.

Behind Dalton, the Bengals will likely have both Ryan Finley and Jeff Driskel aboard. The Bengals drafted Finley in the fourth round after making him the only quarterback the team met with during the pre-draft process. As for Driskel, he started five games after Dalton went down with a season-ending injury last year and threw for 1,003 yards and six touchdowns.

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