2023 NFL Team Draft Page

Cincinnati Bengals



CINCINNATI BENGALS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: September 20

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
TE
SFTY

Starter Need Medium (P3)
WRS
OT
CB
CBN

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
RB
OLB

Depth Fill (P4)
WR
OC
NT
DL3T
DL5T
ILB

Late Round Fill (P6)
OG
EDGE

Minimal Need (P9)
QB


BENGALS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from 2023 Consensus Mock Draft: 2023 CMD#5
Most recent mock draft update: 9/21/2022

R1
21
Cincinnati
Antonio Johnson
Texas A&M
S
Reach/Value:
-2
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
200
Antonio Johnson NFL Draft photo
The Bengals are playing like a team that experienced too much success too fast. As a team, the mindset was that another trip at least to the AFC Championship was a birth right, not something you need to fight for. The team walked into a "no-Dak" Dallas game expecting an easy victory, only to find that the re-built, big money offensive line could not stop Micah Parsons or anyone else on the Cowboys' DL. Owner/GM Mike Brown is no doubt tearing his hair out as he watched his crown-jewel, QB Joe Burrow, get sacked 6 times against the Cowboys.

Through two games, Burrow has now been sacked a league-leading 13 times, with a second-worst 34 pressures.

The Bengals' top 2023 Draft need currently projects as Offensive Line Coach to get the most out of their free agents. All kidding aside, we're still thinking that Safety tops the list of draft needs with the potential free agent departures of Vonn Bell and Jessie Bates, but the play of the OL means that an upgrade at offensive tackle is also in play - looking at you La'el Collins. The Bengals next two games are against the Jets and Dolphins. Not easy opponents, but neither has the elite pass-rush talent that Joe Burrow faced in Week's 1 and 2. We certainly hope to see Burrow's time in pocket improve, and sacks/pressures regress back to the norm.
R2
52
Cincinnati
Dawand Jones
Ohio State
OT
Reach/Value:
-30
Height:
6'8"
Weight:
360
Dawand Jones NFL Draft photo
R3
84
Cincinnati
Kris Abrams-Draine
Missouri
CB
Reach/Value:
+9
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
178
Kris Abrams-Draine NFL Draft photo
R4
116
Cincinnati
DeWayne McBride
UAB
RB
Reach/Value:
+5
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
215
DeWayne McBride NFL Draft photo
R5
148
Cincinnati
Erick All
Michigan
TE
Reach/Value:
+3
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
245
Erick All NFL Draft photo
R6
180
Cincinnati
Merlin Robertson
Arizona State
OLB
Reach/Value:
-10
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
240
Merlin Robertson NFL Draft photo
R7
212
Cincinnati
Ladarius Tennison
Ole Miss
CBN
Reach/Value:
-19
Height:
5'9"
Weight:
200
Ladarius Tennison 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
2022 1 31 Daxton Hill Michigan S Value +4
2022 2 60 Cam Taylor-Britt Nebraska CB Reach -22
2022 3 95 Zachary Carter Florida EDGE Reach -40
2022 4 136 Cordell Volson North Dakota State OG Reach -92
2022 5 166 Tycen Anderson Toledo S Reach -38
2022 7 252 Jeffrey Gunter Coastal Carolina EDGE Value +20
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2021 1 5 Ja'Marr Chase LSU WR Value +2
2021 2 46 Jackson Carman Clemson OT Reach -18
2021 3 69 Joseph Ossai Texas EDGE Value +34
2021 4 111 Cameron Sample Tulane DL5T Reach -32
2021 4 122 Tyler Shelvin LSU DL1T Value +51
2021 4 139 D'Ante Smith East Carolina OLB Reach -71
2021 5 149 Evan McPherson Florida PK Reach -77
2021 6 190 Trey Hill Georgia OC Value +63
2021 6 202 Chris Evans Michigan RB Reach -110
2021 7 235 Wyatt Hubert Kansas State EDGE Value +58
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