With the NFL Draft and height of free agency in the rear view mirror, it is time to start looking ahead to the start of the 2021 season. The Cincinnati Bengals opted to add former LSU star Ja'Marr Chase in the first round to complement quarterback Joe Burrow.
The Bengals look to take the next step in their rebuild next season with a full season of a healthy Burrow. Cincinnati finished 4-11-1 overall, but that was a step in the right direction after finishing 2-14 the year prior.
Here's a look at the Bengals' updated WR depth chart for 2021.
Bengals WR Depth Chart 2021
1. Tyler Boyd
Regardless of the draft selection, Tyler Boyd is still the No. 1 receiver in town. Boyd led the Bengals in nearly every receiving category last year including targets (110), receptions (79), touchdowns (6), and receptions per game (5.3).
2. Tee Higgins
Tee Higgins was another favorite target for Bengals quarterbacks last season. More of a home run threat compared to Boyd, Higgins led the Bengals in total receiving yards (908), yards per catch (13.6) and yards per game (56.8). He did only catch 62 percent of his targets last year, a number he'll need to improve on.
3. Ja'Marr Chase
Ja'Marr Chase is the new weapon in town. He has the potential to give the Bengals a three-headed monster at receiver. Chase was taken with the No. 5 overall selection, so the expectations are high. Still, he balled out in college, including 1,780 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns in 2019. This was his last season playing with Burrow at LSU and Cincinnati's staff is hopeful to rekindle this connection. If they do, then the rest of the NFL should watch out.
4. Auden Tate
5. Mike Thomas
6. Stanley Morgan
7. Trenton Irwin
8. Riley Lees
9. Scotty Washington
10. Trent Taylor
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