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
Jon Toth (72). Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports /

Wrapping up with day 3

As we close in on the final rounds of the draft, look for the Bengals to fill out the depth chart with guys that could become hidden gems. Jon Toth from Kentucky is a smart, hard-nosed technician who didn’t test well athletically. But, he could end up being a ten-year starter in the league at guard or center. Brian Hill of Wyoming has the potential to be a feature running back. Eddie Jackson could be one of the biggest steals in the draft at safety if he is medically cleared. Trey Hendrickson is a high motor defensive end that could make a good impact as a rotational player and Larry Ogunjobi could be a beast at defensive tackle.

Next: The Right Move?

These are just a few of the players to watch for as the draft unfolds. This draft could truly provide the pieces needed to put the Bengals back into the playoff hunt. That may sound crazy. But, when Dalton and Green were rookies, the Bengals were considered one of the worst teams in the league. That team went to the playoffs. So why not this year? Stranger things have happened.

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