The Cincinnati Bengals had one of the worst offensive lines in the entire league last year. The Bengals allowed their quarterback to be sacked 50 times last year, which is bottom five in the NFL. To say the least, they are going to need help.
According to Pro Football Focus (premium content), “The overall grades of the players to play 500 or more snaps were: Trey Hopkins (62.8), Bobby Hart (57.7), John Miller (58.6), Michael Jordan (43.1), and Billy Price (41.8). None of those ranked among the top 50% of players at their respective positions.”
The Bengals would benefit greatly this season by trading a third-round pick to add a Pro Bowl lineman to their depleted offensive line. If they are going to hope to protect their first pick investment in Joe Burrow, they will need Warford.
Adding him to the line would not only allow Burrow time to pass but it would also help Mixon and Bernard average more than 3.90 yards per rush. It would allow the Bengals to reach heights they haven’t seen since Carson Palmer.