- Jamison Hensley, ESPN Staff Writer
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It's only days removed from the draft, and no AFC North team has taken the field for a practice yet, but that won't stop us from looking ahead. Each day this week, we'll project the starting lineup for a team in the division. Let's start with the Cincinnati Bengals:
QB Andy Dalton: The Who Dey Nation asks, Carson who?
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis: He's the prize of the Bengals' free-agent period.
FB Chris Pressley: Agreed to a two-year extension in March.
WR Jordan Shipley: The No. 2 wide receiver job is wide open, but I'm giving the nod to Shipley if he's fully recovered from his knee injury.
TE Jermaine Gresham: First Bengals tight end since Dan Ross from the early 1980s to post two seasons of 50 receptions or more.
C Kyle Cook: Enters fourth season as the Bengals' starting center.
RG Kevin Zeitler: First-round pick was possibly best run-blocking guard in the draft.
RT Andre Smith: The big question is whether he can continue the progress he made last season.
LDE Robert Geathers: Recorded 29 tackles last season, his lowest since his 2004 rookie season.
NT Domata Peko: Led defensive line in tackles for second straight year.
RDT Geno Atkins: Topped all NFL interior linemen with eight sacks last season.
SLB Manny Lawson: Returned to Cincinnati for a one-year, $2.1 million deal.
MLB Rey Maualuga: He could be facing a suspension from the NFL for his latest off-the-field incident.
WLB Thomas Howard: Led team in tackles in first season with the Bengals.
SS Taylor Mays: His job looks safe after the Bengals didn't take a safety in the first four rounds of the draft.
FS Reggie Nelson: Re-signed with the Bengals this offseason for $18 million over four years.