Predicting how Bengals OL will look in 2022 after Super Bowl performance
Right Guard: Zion Johnson
I debated putting Jackson Carman here simply because I don’t see the organization wanting to “give up” on him so soon into his career but at the end of the day, they have to do what’s best for the rest of the team. In this case, it’s giving Joe Burrow the best protection they possibly can so they can have him under center for another decade at least.
So, to address the right guard spot, I have Cincinnati dipping into the draft. They spend their first-round pick on Zion Johnson out of Boston College.
What’s great about Johnson is that he’s versatile, having played both left tackle and left guard during his college years. The Draft Network has Johnson as a starting guard and that’s where Cincy would utilize him. They’d put him on the right side and hopefully have their right guard of the future.
Right guard was an utter disaster this past season and it’s the position the team needs to fixate on the most on the entire o-line. Adding someone like Johnson could help make sure the position is no longer a weakness and that the franchise doesn’t need to worry about it for the next five years.