Bengals could have the best wide receivers in the NFL
I’m sure when most of you saw this article, you knew wide receivers would be one of the two positions I listed because — Well, look at this group.
The Bengals were already set up nicely at wide receiver prior to the draft, as both Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd were coming off impressive seasons and Auden Tate was a nice player as well. Cincinnati took Ja’Marr Chase in the first round, only adding to the ferociousness of the wide receiver room.
Chase was Joe Burrow’s favorite target at LSU and Bengals fans hope to see that continue again. He’s already been dubbed as the rookie receiver who is going to be the best of his class this year and there’s a strong case for him to win the Offensive Player of the Year award if he and Burrow put on the same kind of clinic they did at LSU in 2019.
Higgins was taken in the second round last year and impressed greatly as a rookie. The hope was that he would become Burrow’s No. 1 guy and while he’ll have to battle it out with Boyd and Chase for that role, he’s still definitely going to get his.
Boyd is the longest-tenured receiver out of the main three and gets overlooked all too often. He had 1,000+ yard seasons in 2018 and 2019 and is still a threat to put up big numbers. The fact that he’s the No. 3 option shows how stacked the Bengals’ wide receiver room is.
It’s going to be fun watching these guys rise to the top of the leaderboards this year.