Bengals RB depth chart predictions after 2022 NFL Draft

Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Chris Evans, Cincinnati Bengals
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RB3: Chris Evans

Bengals fans are hoping that Chris Evans can find his way into the backup running back spot before the season begins but we’ll have to see how training camp and preseason shake out.

Evans, a sixth-round pick out of Michigan in last year’s draft, didn’t get a ton of opportunities to shine as a rookie. He had just 17 carries for 77 yards but made more of an impact as a pass-catcher with 15 catches for 151 yards and two touchdowns.

It’s the pass-catching ability that should help Evans climb up the depth chart but we all know how much Taylor loves Samaje Perine.

Evans’ best game as a rookie and the first game where he really started to show how good he could be was in Week 6 when the Bengals faced the Lions. Evans had three catches for 49 yards and found the end zone for the first time in his career. He also had 18 rushing yards off of four carries.

If Evans gets more opportunities to show what he can do, he might be able to work his way into the RB2 spot.