Bengals secondary depth chart predictions after 2022 NFL Draft

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RCB Starter: Eli Apple

Reserves: Tre Flowers, Delonte Hood, John Brannon

On the right side of the secondary, Eli Apple should win the starting job there but it wouldn’t surprise me if Cam Taylor-Britt gave him a run for his money. Apple re-signed with Cincinnati after turning things around in 2021 midway through the year.

Behind Apple are Tre Flowers, John Brannon, and Delonte Hood. Flowers was a waiver claim last season and played pretty well against Travis Kelce in the AFC Championship Game, so it made sense to re-sign him for another season.

Brannon hasn’t played in a regular-season game since 2020 when he was with the Chargers. He doesn’t have a ton of playing experience so he’ll have to put together a pretty good preseason to make the team.

Hood was an undrafted free agent out of Peru State and, as is the case with Brannon, will have to put together a nice campaign this summer.