Power rankings are always a tricky proposition, especially when it comes to players on the same team. What criteria should be used? How do you compare offensive and defensive players? How do you a rank a rookie who has yet to step on a professional field?
I have tried to answer those questions and more when ranking the roster of the Cincinnati Bengals. It’s not an exact science by any means, but really more of a gut feeling on who the best players on the team are at this very moment in time.
Since it was impossible to determine who will actually be on the Bengals’ 53-man roster come September, I decided to concentrate on the top 65 players on my list, those guys who will be fighting it out for spots.
Take a look at the list in ascending order: