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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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#3 – Kendall Sheffield – Cornerback

COLUMBUS, OH – OCTOBER 6: Nick Westbrook #15 of the Indiana Hoosiers pulls in a 38-yard pass as Kendall Sheffield #8 of the Ohio State Buckeyes defend in the third quarter at Ohio Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OH – OCTOBER 6: Nick Westbrook #15 of the Indiana Hoosiers pulls in a 38-yard pass as Kendall Sheffield #8 of the Ohio State Buckeyes defend in the third quarter at Ohio Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /

Heading into the offseason, the Bengals have some serious decisions to make at cornerback.  With Darqueze Dennard becoming a free agent and little depth at the position, it is essential that the front office navigates this issue the right way.  A clear solution would be to go after a corner in the mid-rounds of the draft that will have a chance to develop under William Jackson and Dre Kirkpatrick. Kendall Sheffield should definitely be on the front office’s radar. He only played for two years at Ohio State and never really lived up to the five-star hype, but he has an extremely high ceiling as possibly the fastest and most athletic player in the entire draft. He’s not going to be the typical first round Ohio State corner of recent years, but he’s a well-coached player that has the potential to be a starter  He’s currently projected to go in the 3rd or 4th rounds of the draft which would be a good spot for the Bengals to take a shot on him.

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