Bengals’ 4 biggest remaining needs after moves in 2022 free agency

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2. Left Guard

The only position on the offensive line that’s up in the air is left guard, which feels like it’s Jackson Carman’s gig to lose. Even with that being the case, the Bengals can’t simply hand the job to Carman. He needs to earn it.

At this point, the stripes could re-sign Quinton Spain to compete with Carman or if they sign J.C. Tretter, Ted Karras could kick over to left guard. The draft is probably the best possible spot to find a left guard capable of competing with Carman though.

The team has depth at the guard position, including Hakeem Adeniji and D’Ante Smith but they’re not great options to step in if a starter goes down. Adeniji really struggled at right guard last year and we didn’t get to see much from Smith.

If there’s one position that needs some help still, it’s the left guard spot. Jackson Carman can’t be the only plan moving forward.