Cincinnati Bengals: Going Defense Come Draft Day

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Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the stage before the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the stage before the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports /
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With the draft quickly coming up, there has been a ton of talk about who the Cincinnati Bengals potentially pick. Most experts, even us here at Stripe Hype, are predicting the Bengals to take a wide receiver to fill the void Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu left this offseason. 

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Depending how the first 23 picks in the draft go, there is a very good chance the Bengals don’t address their biggest need in the first round.

With a phenomenal defensive draft class this year, the Bengals could easily address a depth issue on the defensive side of the ball. There are guys such as A’Shawn Robinson, Kenny Clark, and Sheldon Rankins that are very intriguing and could immediately become an impact player for the team. If any of the three were to fall to the Bengals’ 24th pick, they would have to pull the trigger on them over guys like Josh Doctson and Corey Coleman.

With the Bengals’ history of drafting the best player available, fans should not be shocked if the Bengals wait until the second or even the third round to address the hole at wide receiver. If they are confident that former Patriot Brandon LaFell can play the second receiver position, they may target a guy like Sterling Shepherd from Oklahoma in the third round to play the slot role. Shepherd would be ideal for the Bengals offense, as he can stretch the field as well as play underneath when AJ Green is the deep option.

With all the defensive talent in this year’s draft and the lack of talent in the wide receiver class, who would you guys like to see the Bengals take with the 24th pick? Leave a comment and let us know, or contact us on Facebook or Twitter. We would love to hear your opinion.

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