Bengals: 3 sleepers who can make a difference in 2021

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Cincinnati Bengals sleepers – No. 3: Jonah Williams

If Joe Burrow is going to reach his ceiling this year he will need to have better protection from his offensive line. Many have been looking to external help to fix the line, however, a candidate for a breakout year is already on the roster.

Jonah Williams was drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft in 2019 by the Cincinnati Bengals. He did not play in any games that year going out in the preseason with a season-ending injury. Last year was the first season for Williams to play out of college and he only made it 10 games before once again getting injured.

If Williams can stay healthy and show the promise that made him such a draft pick he could lock down the left side of the line for the Bengals. This would be a huge improvement that would allow Burrow to settle into the pocket and take his time finding the open receiver.

A solid offensive line would propel the Bengals into having one of the best offenses in the entire NFL. With a unit like that they would be able to compete in every game and potentially compete in the AFC North.

Health is the biggest thing for Williams as he enters year three and this is undoubtedly a make-or-break season for the former first-round pick.