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Chris Roling

Bengals depth chart before 2023 NFL draft

The Cincinnati Bengals changed the depth chart dramatically during free agency, losing players and adding a bunch of new faces in the process.

That depth chart is about to change in a big way again during next week’s 2023 NFL draft.

On paper, the Bengals are expected to add a name at tight end, cornerback, along the offensive line and at a variety of other positions.

For now, we thought it would be fun to step back and take a look at the current depth chart, starting first and foremost with quarterback, another spot the Bengals are almost guaranteed to add another name, either in the draft or free agency right after.

Here’s a positional breakdown of the depth cart right now.

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  • Starter: Joe Burrow
  • Backup: Jake Browning

Running back

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  • Starter: Joe Mixon
  • Backups: Trayveon Williams, Chris Evans

Wide receiver

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  • WR1: Ja’Marr Chase, Stanley Morgan, Kwamie Lassiter II
  • Slot: Tyler Boyd, Trenton Irwin
  • WR2: Tee Higgins, Trent Taylor

Tight end

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  • Starter: Irv Smith Jr.
  • Backup: Devin Asiasi, Drew Sample, Tanner Hudson, Nick Bowers

Offensive line

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  • LT: Orlando Brown Jr., Jackson Carman, D’Ante Smith, Devin Cochran
  • LG: Cordell Volson, Max Scharping, Nate Gilliam
  • C: Ted Karras, Trey Hill, Ben Brown
  • RG: Alex Cappa, Max Scharping
  • RT: La’el Collins, Jonah Williams, Cody Ford, Hakeem Adeniji

Defensive line

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  • LDE: Sam Hubbard, Cam Sample, Jeff Gunter, Owen Carney
  • 3T: B.J. Hill, Zach Carter, Jay Tufele
  • NT: D.J. Reader, Josh Tupou (5T),
    Domenique Davis
  • RDE: Trey Hendrickson, Joseph Ossai, Tarell Basham, Raymond Johnson III


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  • LB: Logan Wilson, Markus Bailey, Joe Bachie
  • LB: Germaine Pratt, Akeem Davis-Gaither, Keandre Jones


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  • CB: Chidobe Awuzie, Allan George
  • CB: Cam Taylor-Britt, Sidney Jones IV,
    Marvell Tell III
  • NCB: Mike Hilton, Jalen Davis


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  • S: Nick Scott, Michael Thomas
  • S: Dax Hill, Tycen Anderson, Yusuf Corker

Special Teams

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K: Evan McPherson

P: Drue Chrisman

LS: Cal Adomitis

KR: Trayveon Williams, Chris Evans

PR: Trent Taylor, Tyler Boyd

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