Cincinnati Bengals Draft Talk: Top Three Positions of Need
Draft season is upon us. Each team in the NFL is doing their due diligence on whom they want to select. We here at IroniqMedia pride ourselves on the draft coverage that we bring you. In our complete draft coverage, we bring you all 32 teams. Next up in our series is the Cincinnati Bengals. Here are the top three needs for the Bengals.
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The defense of the Cincinnati Bengals was a big hole last season. Now it is the job of new head coach, Zac Taylor to rebuild it. Starting with this position. Linebacker is the QB of the defense. Thus having a good one is key.
While the Bengals still have Preston Brown controlling the middle, adding some help on the outside would be ideal. Devin Bush (Michigan) makes a ton of sense for the Bengals with the 11th pick. Bush is a hybrid type LB with great athletic ability. He can take the TE in the slot and cover like a safety. Bush is also an excellent tackler.
Depth across the front of the offense is key to any team. While Cincinnati Bengals seem entrenched with their two tackles outside an upgrade inside could help this offense. Clint Boling is entering his 9th season and Alex Redmond is an undrafted free agent back in 2016.
If the Bengals want to upgrade the middle of their line, using a first round pick is not a bad option. Cody Ford (Oklahoma) would make the middle way sounder. The 6’4” 330lb guard offers a ton of upside to the position. He would also offer Taylor an anchor in the middle for years to come.
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Tyler Eifert is back on a 1yr deal. However, questions arise about his health and how long he will be on the field. CJ Uzomah showed signs of being a solid TE towards the end of the 2018 season. However, having a stud TE will help Andy Dalton.
Jace Sternberger (Texas A&M) would be a nice option in the second round. Sternberger is a solid route runner. He excels with routes across the middle. The 6’4” TE is a coverage nightmare due to his ability to separate.
The Cincinnati Bengals are not far from a return to the playoffs. Can Zac Taylor be the next Sean McVay? If he is able to add a couple of strong pieces in the draft, the Bengals sure hope so. 2019 will be interesting indeed in Cincinnati.
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