Cincinnati Bengals TE depth chart ahead of 2022 NFL Draft

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Tight end is a position of need for the Cincinnati Bengals and the position should see some changes when the 2022 NFL Draft gets underway. Let’s check out the current tight end depth chart. 

After losing C.J. Uzomah in free agency, the Cincinnati Bengals signed Hayden Hurst to a one-year deal but he can’t be the long-term answer. He’s only signed for one year and the team needs to try and develop a young tight end, as they did with Uzomah.

Adding Hurst is a good start but pairing him with a young rookie could be the answer to making this offense even more explosive.

The Bengals hoped that Drew Sample could take over for Uzomah once the time came for him to depart but Sample hasn’t performed like a second-round pick. He was invisible for most of the 2021 season and while he’s a good blocking tight end, the team needs someone who can get out there and catch passes when called upon.

How does the tight end position look for the Bengals as we inch closer to the draft? How much will the position change between now and the conclusion of the draft?

Let’s dive in and look at the depth chart for the tight end position.