5 potential right guard options for Cincinnati Bengals in 2022

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1. Zion Johnson

Any time I do a mock draft, Zion Johnson is almost always the best available player on the board when the Bengals are on the clock. If Cincinnati re-signs Quinton Spain, they could go with Jackson Carman as their starting right guard, or they could turn to the draft and try a redo at the position.

If they do, Johnson might be who they target. The Boston College product actually played left guard in college but The Draft Network projects him as a starting guard in the league, leaving it open as to which spot he plays. He also played left tackle in college, showcasing his versatility.

I wouldn’t be shocked to see the Bengals bring back Spain and if he comes back, maybe Carman gets a shot at right guard but honestly, don’t be surprised to see Cincinnati spend their first-round pick on Johnson. He could be an option at either guard position and that’s what makes him such a valuable prospect.

Maybe the Bengals address most of their o-line issues in free agency and if they do, the draft might not be where they turn to do so but if they still need help, Johnson presents the most realistic option for them late in the first round.

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Right guard needs the most help. Who out of this bunch do you think will start at the position in Week 1?