Bengals secondary depth chart predictions after 2022 NFL Draft

Vonn Bell, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The Cincinnati Bengals focused heavily on their secondary in the 2022 NFL Draft. How does the depth chart look now that those players are joining the team? 

Entering this offseason, the offensive line was the biggest weakness on the Cincinnati Bengals‘ roster but the secondary was a unit that needed to be improved as well. Knowing that both Jessie Bates and Vonn Bell will hit free agency next spring and that Bates’ contract situation might not end well, the team spent half of their draft picks on addressing the secondary.

In the first two rounds, the Bengals added a safety and a cornerback with Daxton Hill joining them in the first round and Cam Taylor-Britt following in the second round. In the fifth round, the team added Toledo safety Tycen Anderson to the roster.

With these three gentlemen joining the defending AFC champions, what could the secondary depth chart look like? Let’s take a look.

All stats and snap counts courtesy of Pro Football Reference

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LCB Starter: Chidobe Awuzie

Reserves: Cam Taylor-Britt, Jalen Davis, Allan George

Chidobe Awuzie returns for his second year with the Bengals and he ended up being one of the team’s best free-agent signings last year, finishing the year with a PFF grade of 83.3.

The Bengals spent a second-round pick in this year’s draft on Cam Taylor-Britt who will battle with Eli Apple for the other starting job this year. If he doesn’t beat Apple, however, he’ll likely slot in as Awuzie’s backup.

The other two names on the left side of the secondary are Jalen Davis and Allan George. Davis has spent the past two years in Cincinnati and George was an undrafted free agent out of Vanderbilt.