Round 5 (Pick 149): Roberto Aguayo – Kicker, Florida State
6-foot-1, 203 pounds
Cincinnati has a perfect opportunity to do just that in the fifth round of this year’s draft. Aguayo is widely regarded as one of the best kicking prospects in quite a while, and if he falls to the fifth round, there’s absolutely no reason for the Bengals not to snatch him up.
Round 6 (Pick 181): Joel Heath – Defensive Tackle, Michigan State
6-foot-6, 260 pounds
Cincinnati needs to find a long-term replacement for Domata Peko on the defensive line, but it also needs to establish depth inside. Geno Atkins will be one of the best for years to come, but it seems as though there isn’t anyone behind him. Marcus Hardison could get a shot, but aside from him, there isn’t another player who will get significant snaps–unless the Bengals bring back either Pat Sims or Wallace Gilberry. Heath is versatile, he’s played on good teams and he could be a late-round steal.
Round 7: Kenny Iloka – Safety, TCU
6-foot-2, 209 pounds
Why not bring in George’s younger brother? Cincinnati needs a safety, and drafting the TCU product would give the Bengals a third safety to compliment Shawn Williams and George Iloka (assuming the Bengals re-sign him). How fun would it be to have an Iloka-Iloka tandem in the defensive backfield? The good news is that Kenny Iloka is actually good enough for this to be a possibility. Will the Bengals actually bring in George’s little brother? Probably not. But a man can dream if he wants to.