The Bengals must focus on these key areas as the rebuild begins

CINCINNATI, OH - FEBRUARY 05: Zac Taylor speaks to the media as director of player personnel Duke Tobin looks on after being introduced as the new head coach for the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on February 5, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - FEBRUARY 05: Zac Taylor speaks to the media as director of player personnel Duke Tobin looks on after being introduced as the new head coach for the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on February 5, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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Rebuilding the Bengals: Wide Receiver

At the start of the year, the wide receiver position appeared to be well-stocked for the Bengals. However, the preseason predictions turned out to be more optimistic than reality.

A.J. Green showed signs of life against the Browns after a timid start up to that point. It offered fans a glimpse of what the trio of Green, Boyd, and Higgins could do when matched with Joe Burrow.

The reality is Green’s best days are in the past and while he can remain productive, the Bengals need a plan for the future. Tee Higgins has so far provided that he can be apart of the puzzle but there is still a lack in terms of true outside speed.

The Bengals spent a top-10 pick on John Ross to be that guy. That hasn’t worked out and the management must consider a clean break. Finding a field stretcher who can get separation downfield would complete the group.

The spot will only be a priority if Green and Ross depart but the best move for the Bengals would likely be investing in another rookie in the middle rounds of the draft. For Bengals draftniks, start searching for those speed demon receivers now.

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