The top 20 NFL players in Super Bowl LVI
10. Tee Higgins, WR, Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals have an outstanding trio of wide receivers, maybe the best in the entire NFL. This season, that’s almost not even debatable.
Although Tyler Boyd didn’t make this particular list (some good players were left out, of course), Tee Higgins has emerged as one of the best players on one of the best offenses in the league.
In the 2021 season, Higgins racked up 74 receptions for 1,091 yards and six touchdowns, and he’s come up big in the last two games for the Bengals with 103 yards against the Chiefs and 96 yards against the Titans.
With his size and ability to be a weapon in the red zone, the Rams will have their hands full.
9. DJ Reader, DL, Bengals
In the 2020 offseason when DJ Reader signed a big-money free agent contract with the Bengals, many were wondering — who?
Now, the Bengals are happy that Reader is on their side.
He only played in five games during the 2020 season, but played 15 in 2021 and was right back to his impactful ways on the interior defensive line.
Not only can Reader make plays behind the line of scrimmage himself, but he’s also one of the best in the NFL at making an impact on the play without making a dent on the stat sheet. He’s going to give the Rams’ interior offensive line a lot to handle.