Cincinnati Bengals: Team Mock Draft

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Jan 9, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; An overall view of Paul Brown Stadium before the AFC Wild Card playoff football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 9, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; An overall view of Paul Brown Stadium before the AFC Wild Card playoff football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 26, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks guard Sebastian Tretola (73) in action with tackle Jeremiah Levbetter (55) against the Texas A&M Aggies at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 26, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks guard Sebastian Tretola (73) in action with tackle Jeremiah Levbetter (55) against the Texas A&M Aggies at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports /

Fourth Round: 119th Pick: Sebastian Tretola, Gaurd, Arkansas

Connor Howe has Sebastian Tretola going to the Bengals in the third round in his seven round mock draft. The Bengals might be able to hold off until the fourth round and take him as a value pick. The Bengals will need some depth at offensive guard with the possible departure of Eric Winston. Although Kevin Zeitler and Clint Boling are not going anywhere in 2016, the Bengals known line rotation could very well use some depth.

Tretola would not be expected to start right away and could use a year or two to adjust to the speed of the NFL. He is however a strong, well rounded player, having played in three different systems, just in college. He is a solid run blocker, and helped the Razorbacks propel to two seasons with 1,000+ yards rushing. Something Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard would love to see.

According to his NFL.com draft profile, his strengths are:

"Outstanding strength and overall thickness throughout… Can dominate as a base blocker."

His weakness however:

"Short area… Noticeable leg stiffness with limited area of effectiveness."

His weakness could limit him on blocking into the second level. Any team that does draft Tretola will most certainly will focus on extending his block range. If they can improve his blocking range, he could be a great value pick in the third round.

Next: Finding Value Late

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