Five young Cincinnati Bengals on the brink of their first Pro Bowl

Cincinnati Bengals, Sam Hubbard (Photo by Rob Leiter/Getty Images)
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These five young members of the Cincinnati Bengals could earn the first Pro Bowl selection of their careers in 2020.

For the past few years, the Cincinnati Bengals have noticeably been lacking a presence at the Pro Bowl. In fact, only wide receiver A.J. Green and defensive tackle Geno Atkins have earned the honor over the past three seasons. However, there are a number of young members on the roster who have the potential to better represent the orange and black in the upcoming years.

Joe Mixon
Cincinnati Bengals, Joe Mixon (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

Bengals on the Brink: Joe Mixon

It’s not a matter of if  Joe Mixon will earn a Pro Bowl appearance, but rather when. He arguably should have been in Orlando last year for the event.

The former Oklahoma Sooner has been spectacular to begin his career and he’s made a case for being the most talented offensive player on the entire Bengals roster. The addition of Joe Burrow, along with the return of Jonah Williams, should only help Mixon continue to be a star for Cincinnati. Burrow will put defenses on their heels, opening up the run game, and Williams will help pave the path to the endzone.

One aspect that may be working against Mixon, however, is the talent that surrounds him. Tyler Boyd, A.J. Green, John Ross, Tee Higgins, and others are all too talented to not see their fair share of targets.

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However, Mixon still has unexplored parts of his game, especially in the passing attack. If Zac Taylor opts to use him more in that regard, he should become Burrow’s go-to target and the entire offense will run through him, resulting in a very deserving Pro Bowl selection.