Bengals Draft: They Need More than Wide Receiver

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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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Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Cedric Ogbuehi (Texas A&M) poses for a photo with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected as the number 21st overall pick to the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Cedric Ogbuehi (Texas A&M) poses for a photo with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected as the number 21st overall pick to the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /

The focus of any and all Bengals news have been their first round need of a wide receiver, including us at Stripe Hype and on Men in Stripes

While they do seriously need to consider a wide receiver at some point in the draft, probably within the first three rounds, they may not need to go after a wide receiver, if the right one is not there. We know the names of Laquon Treadwell, Josh Doctson, Corey Coleman, and yes Tim, Will Fuller. The Vikings and Redskins both have needs that might take a couple of those needs away. So it is possible the right person is gone by the 24th pick.

The Bengals are well known for taking their draft picks, even first rounders, and sitting them down for a year to adjust to the NFL speed. It is only immediate needs that must play, whether by injury or by , and they aren’t always first round draft picks. Jake Fisher, being the prime example last season, in many roles he player, tight end, offensive tackle, guard, even fullback.

What else do they need? Could they really wait on a receiver? Well, here are a few other positions that the Bengals need to focus on in the early rounds, maybe even the first.

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