Be sure to check our segment on the highest-graded Bengals. Now, with help from our friends at Pro Football Focus, we take a look at the lowest-graded Bengals.
Robert Geathers (-6.5)
Geathers is a role player in this defense, and though his grade is nothing to brag about, he is playing his role decently. The only time the veteran backup usually gets in is to rush the passer (106 pass-rush snaps vs. 35 in run defense). Geathers has managed to notch six QB hurries and three QB hits.
Domata Peko (-5.4)
Peko doesn't do much in terms of making stops at or behind the line of scrimmage, nor does he offer anything as a pass-rusher. However, it's Peko's ability to draw double-teams that allows other Bengals to make the play.
Russell Bodine (-4.9)
Through two weeks Bodine was the second-lowest graded center in football, but rebounded with a 2.3 grade in Week 3 to climb out of the cellar. He's given up three QB hurries, but no hits or sacks. Bodine still ranks 30th out of 33 qualified centers.
If he can continue to improve and make strides as a rookie, this will become the best offensive line in football, if they aren't already.
Adam Jones (-3.6)
The Bengals secondary is one of the best in the NFL, but when opposing offenses draw up their gameplan, targeting Adam Jones seems to be something they come up with. Jones has already been thrown at 17 times while allowing 13 receptions for 201 yards and an opposing QB rating of 134.7.
He also has no interceptions and just one pass deflection through three games. It's ok if Jones is getting targeted that much, so long as he occasionally makes a play on the ball and comes up with a few interceptions this year.
So far, he's done neither.