2015 NFL Draft: Five Prospects That Fit the Bengals, Episode 1

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Defensive Tackle, Malcolm Brown, Texas, 6’3″, 320lbs

Sep 27, 2014; Lawrence, KS, USA; Texas Longhorns defensive tackle Malcom Brown (90) warms up before the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium. Texas won the game 23-0. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The Bengals will select a defensive tackle early in the upcoming draft. There is really only one top 10 guy this year, but there are several solid prospects that fit multiple defensive schemes.  Malcolm Brown is one of those guys and he fits what the Bengals are looking for.  He’s big, quick, and strong.  He instantly could phase out Domata Peko and provide a penetrating presence opposite Geno Atkins.

Defensive Tackle, Grady Jarrett, Clemson, 6’0″, 290lbs

Last year, I was on the Aaron Donald train from the very beginning, even before he dominated the Senior Bowl.  I love these undersized, low to the ground, tough defensive tackles. Donald went on to have a dominant rookie season, grading out as a top five defensive tackle.  Jarrett, dare I say, reminds me a little of Donald and of current Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins. Jarrett doesn’t have the speed of Donald or the strength of Geno, but he would make for a great addition to the rotation at defensive tackle.

Offensive Tackle, Cameron Erving, Florida State, 6’5″, 309

Originally a defensive tackle, the former Seminole transitioned to the offensive side of the ball and went on to start 22 games at left tackle. This year he moved to center when his team had a need, which only adds to his appeal.  Erving is strong in the run game and plays with an aggressive nature.  He is the kind of prospect that will only get better with experience and has a perfect guy to learn from in Andrew Whitworth.

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