5 Bengals who might be in danger after the 2022 NFL Draft
1. Hakeem Adeniji
With the addition of Cordell Volson in the fourth round, Hakeem Adeniji might have played his final snaps with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Adeniji, a sixth-round pick out of Kansas in 2020, initially looked like a late-round gem during the course of his rookie season. He played five games at left tackle while Jonah Williams was out and while he wasn’t perfect, he showed that he could be a solid backup.
In 2021, however, Adeniji was put into the starting right guard position once both Xavier Su’a-Filo and Jackson Carman got injured. Adeniji was downright bad, there’s no nice way to put it.
With Adeniji as a backup option for Carman and Volson potentially serving that role as well, there might not be a need for the former Kansas product. Now, if Carman ends up getting cut due to the reports surrounding him, Adeniji will likely stick around.
But it’s hard to deny that this draft didn’t go in a direction that favors Adeniji. His roster spot could most definitely be in jeopardy.
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The NFL Draft brings talent to each team but the fringe-roster guys are definitely worried when the draft wraps up because they know they have to bring it in training camp and preseason. These five guys better bring it.