Fearless Forecast: 1121 TOTAL YDS, 81 REC, 8 TD
Projected Rank: 10
SCOTT PIANOWSKI: So you think Bengals last year, you think, hey, they made a Super Bowl trip. Joe Burrow, wonderful comeback season. Ja'Marr Chase smashed the league as a rookie. You may not have noticed how good Tee Higgins was. He got better in just about every efficiency metric in his second season.
And although it may be unusual to see him wide receiver 10 on my board, because Chase is still there and Chase is considered the better player, I think this offense is explosive enough and narrow enough in target distribution that Higgins can still be a wide receiver one, somebody in the top 12, even if Chase has a great season. They're going to complement each other.
This offense doesn't throw to the backs a lot. They don't throw to the tight ends a lot. I think Burrow gets a little bit better. The offensive line is improved. So I will give you the authority. I will give you the rubber stamp. I will give you the gavel. Draft into Tee Higgins proactively in 2022.