8 Bengals who will need a dominant training camp in 2022

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With training camp looming for the Cincinnati Bengals, the players mentioned need to show out in order to prove they belong in the elite roster. 

Training camp will be here before we know it and while people usually associate those needing to prove themselves in training camp with the lesser-known players, I went a different route with this piece.

The players listed here need to have a dominant training camp not because they are in danger of not making the Cincinnati Bengals‘ roster but because they’re either newcomers or big-time players in the organization.

Let’s look at each player who needs to have a dominant training camp, starting with someone you probably didn’t expect to see listed here.

All grades courtesy of Pro Football Focus

All contract information courtesy of Over the Cap

Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals
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8. Joe Burrow

Coming off of a Super Bowl run in 2021, it is that much more evident how important it is for Joe Burrow to maintain his leadership role in the locker room and on the field. With all these new players, the Bengals need the chemistry to be like last year in order to be as successful.

His leadership has been made evident with offensive signings such as Hayden Hurst and La’el Collins. This is a big proving year for Burrow as he didn’t have outlandish numbers last season as he continues to build his toolbox as a superstar QB in the NFL.

Burrow’s biggest focus in training camp should be his accuracy down the field as well as his presence in the pocket to know when to just throw it away or scramble away from the pressure. Bengals fans saw him on the ground far too much last year and are hoping for a significant change in that with the new signings on the o-line and this being his third year as the starter.