The Cincinnati Bengals and their fans should keep an eye on these three college offensive linemen in the upcoming season.
Heading into the 2020 campaign, no other position group on the Cincinnati Bengals’ roster has more uncertainty surrounding it than the offensive line. The only known commodity is Trey Hopkins as the anchor at center.
Beyond him, there is a belief that last year’s top offensive line prospect, Jonah Williams, can bounce back from injury and turn into the star left tackle the front office selected him to be. In addition, Michael Jordan is still extremely young and his future looks bright. Don’t forget about the waiver wire steal that was Fred Johnson as he looks to be a key figure moving forward.
As you can tell from the previous paragraph, the unit certainly isn’t devoid of hope, but the coaching staff is taking a leap of faith on their youngsters. Chances are when April rolls around next year, the Bengals will once again be looking to upgrade the offensive trenches in some way, shape, or form, even if all of the previously mentioned players come into their own.
Joe Burrow has the kind of skill set that will allow him to mask an underperforming offensive line but that shouldn’t stop the Bengals decision-makers from securing him the best protection possible. Here are three offensive linemen the orange and black faithful should keep an eye on during Saturday’s games while they wait for the Bengals to suit up on Sunday.