The best and worst-case scenario for the Bengals’ offensive line in 2020

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The divide between the Cincinnati Bengals’ best and worst-case scenario for their offensive line in 2020 is quite large.

There isn’t a topic more polarizing among the orange and black faithful than when it comes to the offensive line. It’s a unit the Cincinnati Bengals have been attempting to fix since letting Andrew Whitworth and Kevin Zeitler walk, to no avail.

Unlike most other position groups on the roster, the offensive trenches have relatively the same players from a year ago. The only exceptions being former first-round pick Jonah Williams, free-agent addition Xavier Su’a Filo, and sixth-round selection Hakeem Adeniji.

Instead of adding several new players, the coaching staff has opted to rely largely on development from their young prospects to get the group up to par. There’s the previously mentioned Williams and Adeniji, along with Michael Jordan and Fred Johnson.

When relying on so many young and inexperienced players, the uncertainties are cranked up a notch. In order to get a better understanding of the unit, it’s important to take a look at the best and worst-case scenarios to prepare for potential outcomes heading into the 2020 campaign.

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If all goes according to plan, the offensive line will finally be serviceable and the future of the position group will look bright. If things take a turn for the worst, it could spell disaster for Joe Burrow’s rookie campaign and the front office will find themselves searching for a solution yet again next offseason.