Way too early projection of Bengals starting offensive line in 2022

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Right Tackle: Riley Reiff

Bengals fans might roll their eyes at me predicting both Quinton Spain and Riley Reiff returning in 2022 but Cincinnati proved this year that they’re willing to bring in talent through free agency. Reiff played left tackle during his time in Detroit and Minnesota so the Bengals bringing him in to play right tackle was risky.

While Reiff hasn’t been perfect, he still has a respectable PFF grade of 69.8. The Bengals got him for a bargain of a price too after he was less popular than people anticipated on the free-agent market.

Reiff turns 33 in December, which could make him easier to retain. If the Bengals don’t end up re-signing Reiff, Hakeem Adeniji could be another option to start at right tackle. Adeniji has played at right guard since returning off the IR and it’s been hit and miss.

Jackson Carman and D’Ante Smith could be options at right tackle too if Reiff isn’t retained.

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How do you think the Bengals’ offensive line will look in 2022?