Cincinnati Bengals: Five key position battles to watch

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Bengals position battle: Filling Out the Wide Receiving Corps

When everybody is healthy, the Bengals have one of the most talented wide receiver groups in the NFL. Anchored by perennial pro-bowler A.J. Green and slot receiver Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati should have plenty of weapons to help Joe Burrow in his transition.

The biggest question from this group revolves around the spot opposite of Green. Last year, John Ross was the primary choice to line up as the second wide receiver, but he had plenty of highs and lows throughout the season and did not solidify his spot in the lineup.

In order to find a solution, the Bengals drafted Tee Higgins in the second round. The wide receiver out of Clemson has high potential and could be looked at as a future star.

One question that will need to be answered here is what Zac Taylor wants out of the position. Ross brings blinding speed and can open up the defense vertically. Higgins is not as fast but he has an impressive frame and showed excellent hands in college. There is also the ability to grow Burrow and Higgins together that might appeal to the coaching staff.

Both Ross and Higgins should see time on the field this year, but it might come down to who Burrow connects with better that gives the edge in this battle.