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Cincinnati Bengals



CINCINNATI BENGALS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: TEAM

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

Starter Need Medium (P3)
OG
CB

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: Draft
Most recent mock draft update: 5/1/2021

R1
5
Cincinnati
Ja'Marr Chase
LSU
WR
Reach/Value:
+2
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
200
Ja'Marr Chase NFL Draft photo
Whelp, I was wrong! I was one of very few that stuck with OT Penei Sewell over WR Ja'Marr Chase, and I believe quite firmly that would've been the right pick. Offensive Tackle is the second-most important position on offense (and likely overall on any team), so securing the best one in the 2021 NFL Draft was simply a home-run in my mind. However, Ja'Marr Chase is a potential electric playmaker, and as long as the Bengals can land more OL help tomorrow, Joe Burrow should be able to get the ball to his former LSU teammate early and often. While I understand the pick here, I just don't think a top-flight WR prospect presents the same value as a top-flight OT prospect, especially when considering the drop-off to Day 2 options at those positions.

Grade: B

- Kennedy Paynter, Senior Draft Analyst (@Kennedy_Paynter on Twitter)
R2
46
Cincinnati (Trade)
Jackson Carman
Clemson
OT
Reach/Value:
-18
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
335
Jackson Carman NFL Draft photo
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As Joe Burrow returns from the knee injury that ruined an outstanding rookie season, he-ll feel a sense of security with the team-s latest addition. Jackson Carman is a 330-pound O-Lineman who can play tackle or guard, and brings a five-star athletic background and experience winning at the top level in college. While he-s not a pure Left Tackle, he moves well for his size and figures to be a solid contributor in Cincy from Day One.

Grade: A
R3
69
Cincinnati
Joseph Ossai
Texas
EDGE
Reach/Value:
+34
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
253
Joseph Ossai NFL Draft photo
Joseph Ossai's play tempo reminds me of another Texas linebacker, Derrick Johnson. At 6-4 and a hair under 250 pounds, Ossai is versatile. The Longhorns play him primarily as an edge rusher, but he could see some off-ball opportunities for the Bengals. He's shown the ability to not only get after the QB, but he has a knack for zone coverage drops, notching two interceptions and three passes defended in his career. Ossai redlined several Pro-Day drills, with a 41.5" vertical, a 131.5" broad jump, and a 4.65 forty.

Grade: A
R4
111
Cincinnati
Cameron Sample
Tulane
DL5T
Reach/Value:
-32
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
280
Cameron Sample NFL Draft photo
R4
122
Cincinnati (Trade)
Tyler Shelvin
LSU
DL1T
Reach/Value:
+51
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
346
Tyler Shelvin NFL Draft photo
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R4
139
Cincinnati (Comp)
D'Ante Smith
East Carolina
OLB
Reach/Value:
-71
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
294
D'Ante Smith NFL Draft photo
R5
149
Cincinnati
Evan McPherson
Florida
PK
Reach/Value:
-77
Height:
5'11
Weight:
180
Evan McPherson NFL Draft photo
R6
190
Cincinnati
Trey Hill
Georgia
OC
Reach/Value:
+63
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
330
Trey Hill NFL Draft photo
R6
202
Cincinnati (Trade)
Chris Evans
Michigan
RB
Reach/Value:
-110
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
219
Chris Evans NFL Draft photo
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R7
235
Cincinnati (Trade)
Wyatt Hubert
Kansas State
EDGE
Reach/Value:
+58
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
270
Wyatt Hubert NFL Draft photo
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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