Ranking every active 2021 Bengals rookie through Week 12

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6. Trey Hill

The Bengals spent a sixth-round pick on Trey Hill and Stripe Hype’s Glenn Adams was excited about what the Georgia Bulldog could bring to the Cincinnati offensive line moving forward. I even advocated for the sixth-rounder to get a shot at the starting center job due to Trey Hopkins’ struggles.

Hill hasn’t been invisible this season but he’s mostly played on special teams. His first crack at the offensive line was at right guard in Week 6 when Jackson Carman wasn’t fully healthy and well — It didn’t go well.

Hill was pulled not even midway through that one and didn’t see much action on the offensive line again until this past week when he filled in for Hopkins at center. Hill didn’t look good in his short stint at right guard but we don’t have much else to go off of here so he’s ranked sixth.

5. Chris Evans

I would have loved to put Chris Evans higher but unfortunately, the Bengals haven’t used him much, which is a damn shame. Evans was a sixth-round pick out of Michigan whose college numbers didn’t pop off the page.

Even with that being the case, Evans is someone fans felt could come in and make a huge impact on offense. Through 11 games, the Michigan product has totaled 11 receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown while rushing the ball nine times for 41 yards.

When Evans has been on the field, he’s made the most of his opportunities, but unfortunately, we haven’t seen him enough to put him much higher than this.