Bengals: Could Malcolm Mitchell Be The Answer?

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Jan 2, 2016; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell (26) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Penn State Nittany Lions in the second quarter at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 2, 2016; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell (26) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Penn State Nittany Lions in the second quarter at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports /
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Malcolm Mitchell could end up being a steal even in the third round, if the Bengals can get him.

If there is one thing the Bengals will need by the end of the draft, it’s a wide receiver. We all know that Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones are both gone, and the Bengals have made a counter move with Brandon LaFell, but they can not rely on Brandon Tate, James Wright, and Rex Burkhead to be that solid number three receiver.

This means at some point, be it the first day, with Corey Coleman, Josh Doctson, or Will Fuller, or second day with players like Tyler Boyd and Braxton Miller, they will need to draft one. However there is a third name that could be a great fit for the wide receiver three, maybe even two, role and they Bengals are already familiar with his style of play.

Malcolm Mitchell has been rated a third to fourth round draft pick, according to CBS Sports, and he could easily be there for the Bengals in round three. He has drawn some comparisons to another Bengal/Bulldog, and top wide receiver, A.J. Green.

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Mitchell finished his senior with 58 receptions for 865 yards and five touchdowns. His down side was a torn ACL, which kept him out of the 2013 season, but with a solid senior year, he has proven that he could stay healthy, at least during a 13 game season.

Mitchell is 6-foot-0 with a great arm length and solid hands. He could be a solid asset to a team in need of a solid number three receiver with room to grow into a number two, with time of course. He is a little bit of a work in progress but could ultimately perform well under the tutelage of A.J. Green and Andy Dalton.

It will be interesting to see what the Bengals do with the 24th pick, but if they skip over wide receiver in round one, Malcolm Mitchell could become a real option in Cincinnati.

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