Bengals: Predicting what the 2021 starting lineup could look like

Jessie Bates III #30 of the Cincinnati Bengals, Jordan Evans #50, and Akeem Davis-Gaither #59 (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
Jessie Bates III #30 of the Cincinnati Bengals, Jordan Evans #50, and Akeem Davis-Gaither #59 (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) /
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Jonah Williams #73 of the Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /

Bengals Starters on Offensive Line

  • Left Tackle – Jonah Williams
  • Left Guard – Jackson Carman
  • Center – Trey Hopkins
  • Right Guard – Quinton Spain
  • Right Tackle – Riley Reiff

The Bengals offensive line is going to have a lot of eyeballs on it this year because of how bad they were last season. The lack of solid offensive line play a season ago cost Burrow the final six games of the year and while Cincinnati opted not to draft Penei Sewell with the No. 5 overall pick, their offensive line has improved this offseason.

Williams, who the team took in the first round in 2019, is the sure-fire left tackle for the 2021 season. The other bookend is newcomer Reiff, who will play his first game as a Bengal against the Vikings, where he spent the last four years. He’ll also face his original team, the Lions, this season as well.

The Bengals might have passed on a tackle in round one of the draft but they took one in the second round with the selection of Carman. While Carman is a tackle, the Bengals haven’t been secretive about their plan to have him play one of the two guard spots, most likely left guard. The other guard position is up for grabs, but Spain would be my pick to start there.

Hopkins is the starting center and there isn’t much surprise there. How would Bengals fans feel about this offensive line moving forward?

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