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3 Ohio State Buckeyes the Bengals Should Consider Drafting

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 02: Wide receiver Terry McLaurin #83 of the Ohio State Buckeyes makes the catch and runs it in for a touchdown against the Wisconsin Badgers during the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 02: Wide receiver Terry McLaurin #83 of the Ohio State Buckeyes makes the catch and runs it in for a touchdown against the Wisconsin Badgers during the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /
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#2: Michael Jordan – Guard/Center

COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 24: Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes passes for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 24: Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes passes for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /

The offensive line continues to be an issue for the Bengals and Michael Jordan could be a part of the solution. Similar to current Bengal Billy Price, Jordan was given the opportunity to play at both guard and center while at Ohio State and that experience should give him an edge heading into the NFL. Also like Price, Jordan appears to be much more comfortable at the guard position and this is where the Bengals could best utilize him. Get rid of Redmond and Westerman and plug in Jordan, where he would have great chemistry playing next to Price again. In addition to consistent play, Jordan had three straight seasons for the Buckeyes without any injury concerns, which ultimately could be a big factor for a Bengals team that had one of the worst injury problems in the NFL last season. He’s currently projected to be taken somewhere between the second and third rounds, assuming the Bengals take a linebacker in the first, Jordan would be a great pickup to fill the offensive line need in the second.

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