The Bengals defensive line will be relied upon to put pressure on the quarterback this upcoming season.
The pass rush is probably the weakest part of the Bengals' defense. Last season, the Bengals put up 34 sacks—good for 16th in the NFL.
That number looks even worse considering Antwan Odom picked up five sacks in one game against the Green Bay Packers.
They blitzed a lot to create pressure but that won't get it done this season against the top notch quarterbacks they have on the schedule.
They addressed the line's problems in the draft when they picked Carlos Dunlap in the second round and Geno Atkins in the fourth.
The Bengals may carry nine defensive linemen this year.
Here are the candidates for those spots.