With A Strong Draft Bengals Can Compete In 2017

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Mar 3, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis speaks to the media during the 2017 combine at Indiana Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 3, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis speaks to the media during the 2017 combine at Indiana Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports /
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With A Strong Draft Bengals Can Compete In 2017
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There are also guys who might not fill needs. However, they’re so good, the Bengals might not be able to ignore if they are available. Safety is the first to come to mind. Jamal Adams is a future franchise player coming out of LSU. The former Tiger is a true leader and could be a centerpiece for Paul Guenther’s defense for years to come. The Buckeye’s own Malik Hooker is the best center fielder in the draft with his endless range and is another future Pro Bowler. Speaking of Buckeyes, Marshon Lattimore is one of the best corners (yes, I said corner) in years. And though he might not be a popular pick in the Queen City, he’s an elite player.

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Running back will be another position the Bengals will be looking hard at. Leonard Fornette is an absolute beast who can throw stiff arms like knockout punches. Dalvin Cook has tremendous burst and good speed. There are character concerns with the former Seminole, however, just from a football standpoint. Cook is an extremely talented feature back with great running and receiving skills. Christian McCaffrey is another back the Bengals should strongly consider. The Stanford product is very versatile and will surprise you with his ability to run between the tackles. He can also play slot receiver and is dangerous in space.

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