A slam dunk mock draft for the Cincinnati Bengals

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Is it possible for the Bengals to address both their offensive line troubles and also find a franchise quarterback of the future in this draft? One mock draft has the Bengals filling both needs with elite players.

We are now less than one week away from the 2019 NFL Draft. There was one mock draft that caught my eye. This would be a dream scenario for the Bengals and also their fans. So, dream with me for a moment.

CBS sports completed a live mock draft, and this mock draft would not only fill needs, but also create much needed excitement in the fan base.

In this scenario, the Bengals did something that fans have been asking them to do for years, that is be aggressive. The Bengals made multiple moves. Cincinnati traded their 2nd round pick this year and a 2020 draft 4th or 5th round pick for Josh Rosen. Also, the brain trust traded Cincinnati’s 11th overall pick to the Oakland Raiders for the 27th and 35th picks. The Bengals used the 27th pick on one of the best offensive lineman in the draft, Cody Ford from Oklahoma.

In the CBS scenario, Zac Taylor’s team gets a young potential franchise quarterback in Rosen. Still, the Bengals were able to address the offensive line with Ford and they didn’t give up much at all.

The second round pick the Bengals gave up to get Rosen, they get  right back by trading with the Raiders. The Bengals basically give up 16 spots in the 1st round and a 2020 4th or 5th round pick to get a possible franchise quarterback and stabilizing force along the offensive front.

This scenario does not address Cincinnati’s obvious linebacker need However, in today’s NFL, you must have a quarterback that can do it all at an at least good level to win big. While having a linebacker like Devin Bush would be nice, he still doesn’t make the impact a young and talented possible franchise quarterback like Rosen could make. The embattled Arizona Cardinals signal caller has not gotten a fair shot yet. He represents a gamble worth taking for many teams, including the Bengals.

In a world with mock drafts everywhere, The one that CBS sports completed earlier this week is what Bengals fans should be hoping actually happens. However unlikely it may be, It would bring new excitement, and truly signal a New Dey!

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