Podcast: What Can the Bengals Learn From the NFL’s Conference Championship Games?

What lessons can the Bengals take from how the NFL's final four teams built their rosters? Plus, an early look at Cincinnati's first-round draft options.

The Cincinnati Bengals weren’t playing on the NFL’s Championship Weekend, but there were still lessons for Zac Taylor’s team to learn during Sunday’s action. What should be the Bengals’ primary strategic and roster-building takeaways from the conference title games? That and more on the most recent episode of The PFN Bengals Podcast.

PFN Bengals Podcast: Conference Championship Lessons

The Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens, and Detroit Lions put together their rosters differently, but the Bengals could take something from how each club operates.

Every team in the final four had an excellent tight end, none of whom were selected in the first round. Will the presence of Travis Kelce, George Kittle, Mark Andrews, and Sam LaPorta convince Cincinnati to draft a mid-round TE in 2024?

Speaking of tight ends, could the Bengals alter their personnel groupings next season, especially if slot WR Tyler Boyd leaves in free agency? We break down Kansas City’s multi-TE usage and how it helped Andy Reid’s squad advance to the Super Bowl.

Plus, do the Bengals need more OL depth? Should Zac Taylor be as aggressive as Lions head coach Dan Campbell? And why should the Bills’ recent team-building strategy serve as a warning for Cincinnati’s front office?

We also discuss PFN Insider Adam Caplan’s recent mock draft, including his selection for the Bengals at No. 18, and other prospects Cincinnati could consider in Round 1.

Cincinnati’s season may be over, but The PFN Bengals Podcast isn’t going anywhere.

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Follow along all offseason as we cover coaching changes, free agency, and the 2024 NFL Draft in the coming months.

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