2015 NFL Draft: Four Safeties the Bengals Should Target

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Nov 2, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions safety Adrian Amos (4) during the third quarter against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Illinois 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

The Bengals will step up to the podium nine times this week.  It’s highly likely that at least one of those trips to the microphone will announce that the team has drafted a safety.  It’s likely as both of the team’s starting safeties, Reggie Nelson and George Iloka, will hit free agency in the coming season.  Iloka himself expressed this sentiment just this week.

Although I wouldn’t characterize this draft as deep with safeties, the 2015 class does offer a solid list of safeties who can be found throughout the draft.  The Bengals like versatility within their players, and this preference extends to the safeties of course.  Cincinnati likes safeties who offer the capability of playing at both spots as they like to run a system where either safety could do just about anything.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few safeties who the Bengals should consider in next week’s draft.

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