TE T.J. Hockenson, Iowa
If the Bengals feel comfortable with Dalton going forward and see many of their defensive targets go in the top 10, T.J. Hockenson from Iowa would fit nicely.
Cincinnati saw their depth at tight end take a hit this off-season when Tyler Kroft signed with Buffalo. To take some pressure off a fragile Tyler Eifert and also have insurance if he were to go down again, Hockenson would be a great luxury.
Despite being on the same college roster as fellow highly tight end, Noah Fant, Hockenson found a way to put up impressive numbers. He racked up 760 yards receiving and caught 49 passes with six good for touchdowns in 2018. He proved NFL ready after just two seasons at the college level.
If the Bengals are in “win now” mode, Hockenson may be the best pick if the defensive talent goes early.
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