Bengals: 4 recent draft picks who could be cut this summer

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - OCTOBER 11: A Cincinnati Bengals helmet sits on the grass during warm ups before the start of the Bengals and Baltimore Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium on October 11, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - OCTOBER 11: A Cincinnati Bengals helmet sits on the grass during warm ups before the start of the Bengals and Baltimore Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium on October 11, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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With training camp right around the corner, there are several former Cincinnati Bengals draft picks who need to show something big if they want to be on the team at the start of the regular season.

Whether it’s these guys not seeing the field much during their tenures in Cincinnati or not living up to the expectations placed on them, training camp has never meant more for these four draft picks.

Let’s take a look at four recent Bengals draft picks whose necks are on the line this summer.

Bengals draft picks who could be cut – No. 4: Michael Jordan

The Bengals selected Ohio State offensive lineman Michael Jordan in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft and it hasn’t gone according to plan so far. To say that Jordan has struggled would be an understatement.

We all know that Jordan was partially responsible for the play that ended Joe Burrow’s rookie season last year and it’s something he’ll have to live with until he improves. Jordan has spent both seasons of his Bengals career at the left guard position and the fact that he’s entering year three and hasn’t locked it down is pretty telling as to how his career has gone.

Jordan finished the 2020 season with a PFF grade of 55.7 and is heading into training camp competing for a starting job. He’ll be battling rookie Jackson Carman, Quinton Spain, and Xavier Su’a-Filo for one of the two guard spots.

If the Bengals don’t see improvement from Jordan, he could potentially be a cap casualty this summer.

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