The Cincinnati Bengals have a new head coach, and in order to fill their roster with talent, they’ll need both picks from the 2019 NFL Draft. That said, I created an updated 3-Round Mock Draft for you so that your team can enjoy success by adding these players as soon as possible.
With the NFL Draft coming to an end, most teams have already begun making roster moves. The Cincinnati Bengals are no exception, despite having their own pick of highly rated prospects in this year’s draft. Experts expect them to use their second-round pick on a defensive player who can contribute right away as they continue building depth for their defense.
In 2021, the reigning AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals will be up against it. Only the 2017 New England Patriots returned to the Super Bowl the following year after the Buffalo Bills lost four Super Bowls in a row. Worse still, the past 16 quarterbacks who failed to win their Super Bowl debut never came back. In 2022, Joe Burrow and the Bengals will try to go against the grain, and it begins with making savvy draft choices, such as the one in this three-round Cincinnati Bengals mock draft.
Mock Draft 1.0 for the Cincinnati Bengals
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The club addressed its major weaknesses by picking a cornerback, offensive tackle, and tight end in Sportcasting.com’s most recent Cincinnati Bengals mock draft. This is what the mock draft looked like:
- Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn, 1st round, 31st overall
- Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State, second round, No. 63 overall
- Greg Dulcich, TE, UCLA, 3rd round, 95th overall
The draft board has evolved in the weeks leading up to the draft, but the organization’s needs have not. That’s why our Cincinnati Bengals mock draft 2.0 addresses the same concerns in a slightly different manner.
Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa, was drafted in the first round at No. 31 overall.
Tyler Linderbaum’s film is very outstanding.
In an agile center, you want all of the movement abilities, nastiness, and spatial control you can get.
— Eric Galko (@EricGalko) April 23, 2022
This summer, the Bengals improved their offensive line by adding La’el Collins, Alex Cappa, and Ted Karras. Kappa is the team’s starter center right now, but if the best center in the draft falls to No. 31 — as he does in this Cincinnati Bengals mock draft — the Bengals will seize the opportunity.
Tyler Linderbaum, an Iowa center, is 6-foot-2, 296 pounds, with 31 1/8-inch arms, making him somewhat undersized for an NFL center. Some teams will pass as a result, which will benefit the Bengals.
According to HawkeyeSports.com, Linderbaum was a unanimous first-team All-American, one of three contenders for the Outland Trophy (which went to Georgia’s Jordan Davis for top interior offensive or defensive lineman), and earned the Rimington Trophy for the nation’s finest center. His footage also reveals that he’s a fantastic center who should thrive in the NBA.
Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State, second round, No. 63 overall
By the conclusion of the second round, most of the best cornerbacks will be gone, so in this Cincinnati Bengals mock draft, the club concentrates on replacing C.J. Uzomah at tight end. Because there will almost certainly be a TE run in Round 3, now is the perfect time to do it. Outside of Trey McBride, the Bengals will have their choice of practically every prospect at the position at this point.
Jeremy Ruckert of Ohio State has risen up draft boards during the pre-draft process. Although his performance as a Buckeye was limited due to the program’s abundance of pass-catching talents, he did average over 11 yards per reception and score eight touchdowns during the previous two seasons.
Due to a Senior Bowl foot injury, the 6-foot-5, 250-pound tight end hasn’t seen much action, but he looks speedy and powerful on film. He’s a solid blocker, and although he’ll never be a Rob Gronkowski home run machine, he has the potential to develop into an elite possession TE in the mold of Dalton Schultz.
Coby Bryant, CB, Cincinnati, 3rd round, 95th overall
The Bengals finally acquire their cornerback in Round 3 of this mock draft for the Cincinnati Bengals. Eli Apple is the team’s best large corner right now, and we’ve all seen how that played out in the Super Bowl.
Coby Bryant of the Cincinnati Bearcats is a good selection here at 6-foot-1, 193 pounds. With a 4.54-second 40-yard sprint at the combine, he lacks perfect straight-line speed, but he has wide receiver-like ball skills, as seen by his nine interceptions in college.
Bryant may lack the elite athleticism required to grow into a legitimate No. 1 lockdown cornerback. He is, nevertheless, a clever, industrious player who understands the position. That might make him a productive CB2 or CB3 for the Bengals straight immediately.
Sports Reference provided all stats.
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