Cincinnati Bengals OL depth chart ahead of 2022 NFL Draft

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Reserves: D’Ante Smith, Hakeem Adeniji, Trey Hill, Lamont Gaillard, Isaiah Prince

The Bengals have just 10 offensive linemen on their roster and that’s something that will likely change between now and the end of the draft. The team has eight picks and it’d be surprising if they didn’t spend at least one pick on an offensive lineman.

D’Ante Smith was a fourth-round pick last year and despite playing tackle at Eastern Carolina, got more reps as a guard during the preseason for the stripes. He’s probably the backup left tackle as of now so if Williams gets injured, Smith might be called into action.

Hakeem Adeniji went in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft and had a decent rookie season. This past year wasn’t as kind to him, however. He started nine regular-season games at right guard and finished the season with a PFF grade of 48.3, which is not good.

Trey Hill was a sixth-round pick last year and saw limited playing time for the stripes during his rookie year. It’s not really fair to judge Hill off those few appearances and he deserves a chance to show that he could be a reliable backup behind Karras or whoever ends up starting at center.

Lamont Gaillard is another former Georgia offensive lineman who was a sixth-round pick. He went to the Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft and played in 13 games as a rookie with two starts. He’s someone who likely is a camp body but a strong preseason might be able to help him stick with the team.

Isaiah Prince filled in at right tackle when Riley Reiff went down with an injury. He didn’t play well but he’s familiar with the offense so it wouldn’t be shocking to see him stick around.

The Cincinnati Bengals will probably draft at least one offensive lineman and that means that any of the back-ups (Smith, Adeniji, Hill, and Prince) might be in danger of losing their job.

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