Bengals Roster: 4 breakout candidates for 2022 season

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3. Daxton Hill

At the three spot comes the rookie out of Michigan, Daxton Hill, who will certainly have the chance to break out even with minimal snaps at his primary position. His skill will allow him to be used almost like a Swiss army knife in the Bengals’ defense playing as a nickel corner or a sub linebacker due to his sheer knowledge of the game at such a young age.

His speed will allow him to cover anyone on the field whether it be a tight end, receiver, or running back. During his time in Ann Arbor, he was used all over the field so it will be nothing new for him in that sense.

During his last season in Michigan, he showed his versatility with 69 tackles while also having eight pass deflections and two interceptions thus granting him First-Team Big Ten honors.

Hill adds a versatile element to the defense as he can line up deep, in the slot, and even as a blitzer. As a fan don’t be shocked if he ends up in the starting lineup for some of the games during 2022 as he is very skilled at his position and can and will be used in multiple ways to throw off opposing offenses.

Due to the fact he has no NFL experience, it is a toss-up what happens with him as a player but fans should be pumped to see what he can do.