The Cincinnati Bengals have completed the early offseason workouts.
After nearly two months of working in Cincinnati and getting in some light practice work, here’s a look at the five players who boosted their stock the most in offseason workouts.
The Bengals have liked what they’ve seen thus far from second-year tackle Jake Fisher. The former second-round pick had a rocky first two seasons in the NFL after spending time all across the offensive line, even getting some playing time at tight end and h-back.
But once Fisher settled in at right tackle last year, he proved to the Bengals he could be trusted to start at right tackle. Now, Fisher is getting a full offseason to work as the starting right tackle, a role he’s done well in during offseason workouts.
But Fisher is also a big winner coming out of OTAs and minicamp because the Bengals didn’t add any real competition for his starting job. Sure, Eric Winston is back, but he’s going to be a backup tackle and guard.
No one else on the roster is remotely close to challenging Fisher for his job, which it looks like he should keep for the foreseeable future.
Like his counterpart Fisher, Cedric Ogbuehi has been a big winner through offseason workouts just from the fact that no other tackles were added to the roster. That all but assures Ogbuehi of keeping his starting left tackle spot to open the 2017 season.
The good news is it sounds like Ogbuehi is doing his best to earn the role, as opposed to just be handed the job. Ogbuehi has consistently drawn praise in OTAs and minicamp for his work protecting the blindside of…
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