3 takeaways from the Bengals’ interesting 2022 draft choices

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Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals
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Bengals clearly feel confident with their offensive weapons

Cincinnati lost C.J. Uzomah this offseason and signed Hayden Hurst to a one-year deal. This had some fans believing that the team might target a tight end in the draft and there were plenty of good ones to choose from.

My heart definitely broke when I saw Trey McBride go off the board just a few picks before the Bengals in the second round. Then, on Day 3, it felt like one by one, all of the remaining decent options at the position were snatched up in an instant.

By the time the Bengals’ first selection on Day 3 popped up, it didn’t feel as though the organization was homed in on adding a tight end. They clearly feel that Hurst and Drew Sample are enough for Joe Burrow and company at the tight end position in 2022.

While the team boasts arguably the best wide receiver trio in the league, the depth isn’t anything to write home about so adding some depth at the position would have been a smart move. The Bengals stayed pat, however, and while they added some wide receivers in undrafted free agency, they sent the message that they feel their offensive weapons are good to go this year.