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Bengals offensive depth chart after first wave of free agency

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Let’s take a look at where the Bengals’ offense stands as we near the 2017 NFL Draft.

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With the first wave of free agency behind us the Bengals have lost more players than they’ve gained and there will be many holes to fill in the upcoming NFL Draft. Here’s a look at where the offense stands with just more than a month to go before the draft.

Free Agency Losses:

  • Left Tackle Andrew Whitworth
  • Right Guard Kevin Zeitler
  • Running Back Rex Burkhead
  • Running Back Cedric Peerman (remains an unrestricted free agent)
  • Wide Receiver James Wright (cut)

Free Agency Gains:

  • Guard/Tackle Andre Smith

Here’s a look at the current depth chart for the Bengals’ offense:

Quarterback

  • Andy Dalton
  • AJ McCarron
  • Jeff Driskel

Left Tackle

  • Cedric Ogbuehi
  • Eric Winston

Left Guard

  • Clint Boling
  • Christian Westerman
  • Trey Hopkins
  • Alex Redmond

Center

  • Russell Bodine
  • T.J. Johnson

Right Guard

  • Andre Smith
  • Christian Westerman
  • Trey Hopkins
  • Alex Redmond

Right Tackle

  • Jake Fisher
  • Eric Winston
  • Andre Smith

Fullback

  • Ryan Hewitt

Running Back

  • Jeremy Hill
  • Giovani Bernard
  • Tra Carson

Tight end

  • Tyler Eifert
  • Tyler Kroft
  • C.J. Uzomah

Wide Receiver

  • A.J. Green
  • Brandon LaFell
  • Tyler Boyd
  • Cody Core
  • Alex Erickson
  • Jake Kumerow
  • Alonzo Russell
  • Chris Brown

*Players listed at two positions are italicized at the second mentioned position, though, the italicized position could be their primary backup role.

The most glaring needs seem to be at offensive tackle (where there’s just three players on the roster, four if you include Smith, who’s expected to play guard) and running back. At the running back position, Hill remains the current starter, though he’s struggled greatly for the last two years. Behind him is Bernard, who is spending his offseason recovering from a torn ACL, and Carson, who spent 2016 on the Bengals’ practice squad. Center is also a need, but more due to a lack of talent than an actual hole to fill.

Which offensive positions do you think most need attention prior to the 2017 NFL season?