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Cincinnati Bengals



CINCINNATI BENGALS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: March 3

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

Starter Need Medium (P3)
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: #17
Most recent mock draft update: 3/2/2021

R1
5
Cincinnati
Ja'Marr Chase
LSU
WR
Reach/Value:
+2
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
200
Ja'Marr Chase NFL Draft photo
By all accounts, the Bengals are ready to take Oregon OT Penei Sewell with the fifth overall pick. Things don't always go as planned, however, and here the Bengals will have to either reach for an OT, possibly Rashawn Slater, or snag a new weapon for Joe Burrow. Ja'Marr Chase is arguably the best WR in this draft. As long as he has taken care of his body in his COVID redshirt year, the former LSU standout should be a go-to for his old pal quickly in Cincinnati. Chase can line up in the slot or outside due to his physical play at the line, and with Tyler Boyd in the fold, Zac Taylor will be able to find matchups by moving his underrated stable of weapons around.

- Kennedy Paynter, Senior Draft Analyst (@Kennedy_Paynter on Twitter)
R2
38
Cincinnati
Richie Grant
UCF
S
Reach/Value:
+10
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
194
Richie Grant NFL Draft photo
Senior Bowl standout Richie Grant has shot up draft boards in recent months. His range and playmaking ability were well-documented, but the speed with which he picked up new concepts and integrated them into gameplay during Senior Bowl week had coaches and scouts buzzing. Grant is a true single-high safety that is tough to find in today's NFL and will help solidify the back end of a defensive unit that badly needs improvement (and better health) in the secondary.

- Kennedy Paynter, Senior Draft Analyst (@Kennedy_Paynter on Twitter)
R3
70
Cincinnati
Dillon Radunz
North Dakota State
OT
Reach/Value:
-14
Height:
6'6''
Weight:
299
Dillon Radunz NFL Draft photo
R4
107
Cincinnati
Darius Stills
West Virginia
DL5T
Reach/Value:
+37
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
285
Darius Stills NFL Draft photo
R5
146
Cincinnati
Olaijah Griffin
USC
CB
Reach/Value:
+11
Height:
6'0''
Weight:
170
Olaijah Griffin NFL Draft photo
R6
188
Cincinnati
Torrance Marable
Coastal Carolina
RBC
Reach/Value:
+52
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
200
Torrance Marable 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