Bengals Depth Chart

Bengals special teams depth chart predictions following 2022 NFL Draft

Cincinnati Bengals long snapper Clark Harris (46) and kicker Evan McPherson (2) celebrate a good field goal in the first quarter of the NFL Week 7 game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The Bengals led 13-10 at halftime.Cincinnati Bengals At Baltimore Ravens Week 7
Cincinnati Bengals long snapper Clark Harris (46) and kicker Evan McPherson (2) celebrate a good field goal in the first quarter of the NFL Week 7 game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The Bengals led 13-10 at halftime.Cincinnati Bengals At Baltimore Ravens Week 7 /
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Evan McPherson, Cincinnati Bengals
Evan McPherson, Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

Kicker: Evan McPherson

Cincinnati got a lot of crap for drafting a kicker in the fifth round of last year’s draft. Not only did they spend a fifth-rounder on a kicker but they were the only team to draft a kicker.

Evan McPherson proved why teams should draft a kicker though with the impressive rookie season he put together in 2021. The Florida product had ice in his veins throughout the season, knocking through 28 of his 33 field goal attempts for a completion percentage of 84.8. He missed just two of his 48 extra-point attempts.

McPherson really rose to fame in the postseason when he kicked the game-winning points in both the AFC Divisional Round to send the good guys to the AFC title game and then the next week in the AFC Championship sending the stripes to Super Bowl LVI. It was quite the pressure to put on a rookie kicker but McPherson didn’t flinch.

It makes perfect sense why there isn’t another kicker on the Bengals roster. McPherson is the real deal.

Punter: Kevin Huber

Reserve: Drue Chrisman

Kevin Huber is returning for his 14th season in the NFL, all of which have been spent in Cincinnati. He had some down games in 2021 but for the most part, he’s still a solid option and the organization is stoked to have him back.

Drue Chrisman’s presence on the roster is why some fans wouldn’t have been surprised if Huber didn’t return for year 14. The Ohio State product spent last year on the practice squad and the team is clearly a fan of him. We’ll see if he makes it through the year on the practice squad again.

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