» Jeremy Hill owns the starting job after his heady rookie campaign, but Giovani Bernard remains firmly in the picture as a pass-catching weapon out of the backfield. Ryan Hewitt will see plenty of snaps as an H-back, but he's no threat for carries. Play-caller Hue Jackson wants to run the ball, putting Hill in excellent position to top last year's 1,124 yards on the ground.
» The Bengals drew heat for failing to draft a plug-and-play talent along the defensive line. Still, they view the returning Michael Johnson as an immediate starter for a front that notched a league-low 20 sacks last season. While Bengals coach Marvin Lewis defended Margus Hunt as "not a project at all," he and Will Clarke will need to make a push in camp to steal snaps away from ends Wallace Gilberry or Carlos Dunlap.
» Barring a trade, I still have Andrew Whitworth and Andre Smith starting at the tackle spots. First-rounder Cedric Ogbuehi and second-rounder Jake Fisher were drafted with an eye toward the future. "Mike Browntold me I'm done here (after 2015)," Whitworth tweeted last week, making it clear that the rookies are being groomed for major roles starting in 2016.
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