Bengals RB depth chart predictions after 2022 NFL Draft

Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Joe Mixon #28 of the Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) /

What does the Cincinnati Bengals depth chart look like now that the 2022 NFL Draft is in the books? Let’s take a look. 

When the dust of the 2022 NFL Draft had settled, the Cincinnati Bengals added six new players to their roster from the draft. Five of those six players came on the defensive side of the ball.

Running back didn’t get many new additions. This wasn’t necessarily a surprise, as the stripes are fortunate to have Joe Mixon as their main running back with some solid depth behind him in the form of Samaje Perine and Chris Evans.

With the roster starting to take shape before training camp, let’s predict how the depth chart looks as of now.

All stats courtesy of Pro Football Reference

RB1: Joe Mixon

This is the easiest to predict. We all know that unless he’s injured or something else occurs, Joe Mixon is going to be the starting running back for the Cincinnati Bengals when the 2022 season gets underway.

After missing all but six games in 2020, Mixon bounced back in a big way in 2021 and played a big part in getting the stripes to the Super Bowl.

During the regular season, he rushed for 1,205 yards and 13 touchdowns while also making a huge impact in the pass-catching game. He grabbed 42 catches for 314 yards and three touchdowns, giving him a total of 1,519 scrimmage yards and 16 touchdowns on the year.

This is an obvious entry but who follows Mixon on the depth chart?