Cincinnati Bengals: Five key position battles to watch

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There are plenty of key position battles brewing for the Cincinnati Bengals as the team prepares for the 2020 season.

Anytime a team ends the season with the number one pick, a roster overhaul usually follows shortly after. The Bengals are no exception, with several key spots that look to be upgraded after this offseason.

Training camp is the perfect time to find out who tops the depth chart at various positions. There are several areas where a previous starter is going to be challenged by a new player on the roster brought in either through free agency or the draft.

Watching these training camp battles unfold helps the coaching staff understand where the strengths and weaknesses of the new team are going to be. Under Marvin Lewis, preference was often given to the more experienced player, regardless of skill level. However, Zac Taylor has shown a tendency to put the best players out on the field. This is good news for some of the recent draft picks who want to take on significant roles in their first year.

Cincinnati clearly needs a lot of help and significant upgrades across the board in order to have any level of success, but there are five key position battles that will have the biggest impact on the upcoming season.