The NFL draft is four months always, and the Cincinnati Bengals have several needs on their team that have to be addressed if this team is to not only remain a playoff team, but also take the next step and make a deep postseason run.
One could argue the Bengals are just two or three players away from becoming a true Super Bowl contender. That’s why for our latest NFL mock draft, we kept it to just three rounds.
As good as Cincinnati has drafted recently, it’s not crazy to think they could land impact players in each of the first three rounds this year.
In their latest mock drafts, Mel Kiper thinks the Bengals will go defense with Michigan State CB Darquez Dennard, while Todd McShay goes with Florida State DB LaMarcus Joyner.
One thing is painfully evident right now, and that’s the defensive backfield of the Bengals is extremely fragile (figuratively and literally), and it should come as no surprise if Cincinnati drafts two DBs in the first three rounds.
With that said, here’s who we had the Bengals drafting in our latest three-round mock: