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Cincinnati Bengals



CINCINNATI BENGALS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: December 2

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
WR
TE
NT
DL3T
DL5T
EDGE
OLB
ILB
SFTY
CB

Starter Need Medium (P3)
OT
OG

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
RB
RBC

Depth Fill (P4)
OC

Late Round Fill (P6)
WRS

Minimal Need (P9)
QB


BENGALS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #10
Most recent mock draft update: 12/3/2020

R1
3
Cincinnati
Gregory Rousseau
Miami
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-5
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
260
Gregory Rousseau NFL Draft photo
Joe Burrow's injury was brutal. Not just because it derailed a promising, likely Rookie-Of-The-Year season for the former Heisman Trophy-winner, and not because it halted the momentum the Bengals had moving forward, but because of the fact that the extra structural damage done to Burrow's knee might keep him out beyond just 2020. Such a promising start to a career doesn't deserve such an early speed-bump followed by a massive uphill climb, but Burrow seems to be just the type of NFL quarterback that will come back stronger than he was when he left the field against Washington.

Moving forward, though, Cincinnati must continue to evaluate their young team. Where might they focus their 2021 NFL Draft? Well, you can start with the league's 28th-ranked defense, according to Football Outsiders' DVOA. If we take that a step further, you'll notice that the team ranks 21st in pass defense and 27th against the rush. One additional step further, and you'll find that the defensive line is the worst-performing unit at 31st-overall against the run and 32nd in sack rate on passing downs.

On the offensive side of the ball, the most glaring issue (29th in DVOA) is also the line (31st). I think it's pretty clear that the Bengals' new regime will be looking in the trenches early and often in the 2021 NFL Draft.

- Kennedy Paynter, DraftTek Senior Analyst (@Kennedy_Paynter on Twitter)
R2
35
Cincinnati
Kwity Paye
Michigan
DL5T
Reach/Value:
+10
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
277
Kwity Paye NFL Draft photo
R3
67
Cincinnati
Richard LeCounte III
Georgia
S
Reach/Value:
+19
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
190
Richard LeCounte III NFL Draft photo
R4
98
Cincinnati
Kary Vincent Jr.
LSU
CB
Reach/Value:
+4
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
182
Kary Vincent Jr. NFL Draft photo
R5
130
Cincinnati
Cory Durden
Florida State
DL3T
Reach/Value:
+16
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
312
Cory Durden NFL Draft photo
R6
162
Cincinnati
Tyler Vaughns
USC
WR
Reach/Value:
+14
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
190
Tyler Vaughns NFL Draft photo
R7
193
Cincinnati
Zach McCloud
Miami
OLB
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
232
Zach McCloud NFL Draft photo


BENGALS HISTORICAL DRAFT PICKS

Reach/Value (R/V) Explained
The difference between where a player is selected in the NFL draft versus where the player was listed on the final Drafttek Big Board for the season in question.
Example: A player who was listed at #50 on the Big Board and was selected at #35 will be a "Reach" of -15. Alternately, a player listed at #35 on the Big Board who was selected at #50 is a +15 "Value".

Simply put: a positive number is a Value pick, a negative number is a Reach.

YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2020 1 1 Joe Burrow LSU QB Reach -1
2020 2 33 Tee Higgins Clemson WR Value +13
2020 3 65 Logan Wilson Wyoming ILB Reach -25
2020 4 107 Akeem Davis-Gaither Appalachian State OLB Value +6
2020 5 147 Khalid Kareem Notre Dame EDGE Reach -21
2020 6 180 Hakeem Adeniji Kansas OT Value +70
2020 7 215 Markus Bailey Purdue ILB Value +71
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2019 1 11 Jonah Williams Alabama OT Reach -5
2019 2 52 Drew Sample Washington TE Reach -30
2019 3 72 Germaine Pratt N.C. State ILB Reach -2
2019 4 104 Ryan Finley NC State QB Reach -13
2019 4 125 Renell Wren Arizona State DL1T Value +37
2019 4 136 Michael Jordan Ohio State OG Value +65
2019 6 182 Trayveon Williams Texas A&M RB Value +54
2019 6 210 Deshaun Davis Auburn ILB Reach -161
2019 6 211 Rodney Anderson Oklahoma RB Value +89
2019 7 223 Jordan Brown South Dakota St CB Reach -128
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2018 1 21 Billy Price Ohio State OC Reach -51
2018 2 54 Jessie Bates III Wake Forrest S Reach -9
2018 3 77 Sam Hubbard Ohio State EDGE Value +35
2018 3 78 Malik Jefferson Texas ILB Reach -19
2018 4 112 Mark Walton Miami (FL) RB Value +0
2018 5 151 Davontae Harris Illinois State CB Reach -105
2018 5 158 Andrew Brown Virginia DL5T Value +50
2018 5 170 Darius Phillips Western Michigan DB Reach -127
2018 7 249 Logan Woodside Toledo QB Reach -3
2018 7 252 Rod Taylor Mississippi OG Reach -208
2018 7 253 Auden Tate Florida State WR Value +67
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2017 1 9 John Ross Washington WRF Reach -7
2017 2 48 Joe Mixon Oklahoma RBF Reach -36
2017 3 73 Jordan Willis Kansas State EDGE Value +2
2017 4 116 Carl Lawson Auburn DE Value +12
2017 4 128 Josh Malone Tennessee WR Value +50
2017 4 138 Ryan Glasgow Michigan DT Value +13
2017 5 153 Jake Elliott Memphis K Value +9
2017 5 176 J. J. Dielman Utah C Reach -13
2017 6 193 Jordan Evans Oklahoma LB Reach -3
2017 6 207 Brandon Wilson Houston CB Value +6
2017 7 251 Mason Schreck Buffalo TE Reach -3
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2016 1 24 William Jackson Houston CB Reach -10
2016 2 55 Tyler Boyd Pittsburg WR Value +5
2016 3 87 Nick Vigil Utah State ILB Reach -59
2016 4 122 Andrew Billings Baylor DL3T Value +95
2016 5 161 Christian Westerman Arizona St OG Value +88
2016 6 199 Cody Core Ole Miss WR Reach -54
2016 7 245 Clayton Fejedelem Illinois S Reach -76
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2015 1 21 Cedric Ogbuehi Texas A&M OT Reach -53
2015 2 53 Jake Fisher Oregon OT Value +23
2015 3 85 Tyler Kroft Rutgers TE Reach -25
2015 3 99 Paul Dawson TCU ILB Value +32
2015 4 120 Josh Shaw USC CB Value +41
2015 4 135 Marcus Hardison Arizona St DL3T Value +47
2015 5 157 C.J. Uzomah Auburn TE Reach -84
2015 6 197 Derron Smith Fresno St S Value +90
2015 7 238 Mario Alford West Virginia WRS Value -13
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2014 1 24 Darqueze Dennard Michigan State CB Value +14
2014 2 55 Jeremy Hill LSU RB Reach -44
2014 3 88 Will Clarke West Virginia EDGE Value +21
2014 4 111 Russell Bodine North Carolina OC Reach -88
2014 5 164 A.J. McCarron Alabama QB Value +76
2014 6 212 Marquis Flowers Arizona OLB Reach -90
2014 7 239 James Wright LSU WR Reach -46
2014 7 252 Lavelle Westbrooks Georgia Southern CB Reach -104