Cincinnati Bengals Final 7 Round Mock Draft

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Jan 9, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide tight end O.J. Howard (88) scores a touchdown during the third quarter against the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 9, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide tight end O.J. Howard (88) scores a touchdown during the third quarter against the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /
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Kyle Fuller (55). Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Kyle Fuller (55). Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

Round 6: Pick 193, Kyle Fuller C Baylor

The offensive line needs as many new bodies as possible this offseason. The team will have a more open competition in determining starters this year than just giving spots away. Fuller looks the part of an NFL lineman but could use some coaching.

The Bengals will draft multiple offensive linemen this year. It’s just a matter of when not if. In this case, I have them solidifying the inside of the line and keeping Ogbuehi and Fisher as the bookends. There just isn’t a “can’t miss” prospect along the line this year.

Round 6: Pick 217, Ben Boulware LB Clemson

With the last few picks, the Bengals like guys who can contribute on special teams. Boulware isn’t likely to grab a spot in the linebacking rotation, but he is more than capable of performing on special teams. He is a natural leader with great experience.

I still fully expect a few of these later picks to be moved in and effort to trade up at some point during the draft. But if available, Boulware brings great instincts and aggressiveness to a position that’s been underwhelming in recent years.

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