What the Cincinnati Bengals can do to avoid wasting the offseason


September 13, 2020; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, 9, puts the offensive to the test in the fourth quarter during a week 1 NFL soccer game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati on Sunday, September 13, 2020. The Cincinnati Bengals lost 16-13. Mandatory Credit: Kareem Elgazzar / Cincinnati Enquirer-USA TODAY NETWORK

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There are still a few options for the Cincinnati Bengals to improve on this off-season as they prepare for the NFL draft.

The Cincinnati Bengals I’ve done a lot of free agent moves this off-season, but it’s hard to say they’re noticeably better than last season. Replacing native talent with freelance agents was most of their moves and improving the depth of the defensive.

Without attracting much attention, the team appears to have too many holes, with not enough picks, to change the fate of the Bengals in a competitive AFC North. Two of the biggest areas discussed in the first round of drafting are the offensive line and an offensive playmaker.

With the fifth overall pick, the Bengals could pick one of these positions but it would still leave a hole. If Cincinnati is to re-enter the competition next year, it will have to deal with one of these areas freehand.

There are still several options for both the offensive line and the wide angle receiver that would make a huge difference to Cincinnati. On the offensive, three of the top ten The remaining free agents, according to Pro Football Focus, are players who could sign the Bengals.

Mitchell Schwartz, Russell Okung, or Alejandro Villanueva would all make a great anchor on the edge of the line, giving the Bengals the freedom to address other issues in the design.

While most of the top-wide receivers are already taken, there are still a few who fit well into the Cincinnati offensive and could provide another weapon for it Joe Burrow to use.

In order for the Bengals to be competitive they must commit a crime that can both protect Burrow and give him plenty of weapons to aim at. For this off-season to be considered a success, Cincinnati must make another major free agent signing prior to draft.