Sixth Round: 181st Pick: Tavon Young, CB, Temple
The Bengals have Dre Kirkpatrick and Darqueze Dennard returning, with the possibility for Adam Jones or Leon Hall getting renewed. Tavon Young is an instinctive player who plays larger than his 5-foot-9 frame would suggest. The Bengals at most would need a third corner at most and a fifth corner at minimum, with Chris Lewis-Harris as a restricted free agent the Bengals should be able to retain.
Young finished his 2015 season with 41 tackles, five for loss, one sack, and seven pass deflection. It helped Temple complete a 10-4 record, including dropping the bowl game to Toledo. In 2014, he had four interceptions and 13 pass deflections.
According to his CBS Sports draft profile:
"He is an instinctive corner, who has shown good ball skills."
Seventh Round: 213th Pick: Adam Gotsis, DT, Georgia Tech
Adam Gotsis is not your average defensive tackle. He is a higher pick if not for a torn ACL. The Bengals have taken risks on guys like Gotsis, remember Cedric Ogbuehi last year? He is a value pick in the seventh round and could definitely help the Bengals.
According to CBSSports.com, Gotsis played all over the defensive line for Georgia Tech. Despite his injury, he recorded 31 tackles, five tackles for a loss, and thee sacks in 2015 and an all conference member. He was a 2014 second team All-ACC player and finished his college career with 37 starts in three season.
His draft profile also says:
"While a work in progress…Gotsis is a big, strong, and coordinated who projects well as a defensive tackle."
The Bengals draft will become increasingly important as they tick closer to the 2016 season. If they can have another solid draft, the Bengals might just be alright. Otherwise, we might see them take a step back for a year or two.