The pass rush is probably the weakest part of the Bengals' defense. Fortunately, the team has addressed the issue in the draft.
Including Michael Johnson, who will likely move to a linebacker/lineman hybrid spot, here is the Bengals' 2010 line:
DE: Antawn Odom, Robert Geathers, Jonathan Fanene, Carlos Dunlap, and Michael Johnson. Frostee Rucker appears to be on the bubble.
DT: Domata Peko, Tank Johnson, Atkins, Clinton McDonald. Pat Sims may be on the bubble here.
A healthy Antwan Odom will help but he is coming off a serious Achilles injury. Given that, it seems unlikely that Odom will approach is 2009 sack pace. It may be a bit early to rely on rookies like Carlos Dunlap and Geno Atkins.
Last year, the Bengals put up 34 sacks, 16th in the NFL. Take away Odom's eight sacks and the number is pitiful. Someone like Johnson will have to step up big to improve that number.