After selecting OT Jonah Williams last night, the Bengals are gearing up to select two more potential impact players in rounds two and three. According to NFL.com, the Bengals needs are LB, DL, OL, QB, and TE. Let’s take a peek at four possible targets on day two for Cincinnati.
LB, Mack Wilson, Alabama
The unknown in the Bengals linebacker room is second year man Malik Jefferson. If the Bengals decision makers believe they need to add more talent to the position, look no further than Mack Wilson. Wilson is an all-around defender that can impact both the passing and run games. The much maligned Bengals defense could immediately benefit from his talent.
Edge, Chase Winovich, Michigan
Carl Lawson is a talented player. His rookie season in 2017 featured 8.5 sacks. However, two torn ACL’s is troubling. There isn’t a timetable set for his on-field return. The Bengals could elect to draft another young edge rusher as insurance. The former Michigan Wolverine has a motor that always runs hot and he understands the art of hand fighting. If the Bengals are worried about Lawson’s long-term health, Winovich maybe their guy.
TE, Jace Sternberger, Texas A&M
The Bengals brought back C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Eifert hoping to stabilize the tight end position once again. Even so, factoring in the unfortunate luck pertaining to Eifert’s health and a low ceiling for Uzomah, the Bengals may address the position. Sternberger is a talented receiving threat, he offers alignment versatility and potential.
QB, Jarrett Stidham, Auburn
Everyone is aware the Bengals have a veteran starting signal caller under contract for two more years. With that being said, A look at a mid-round quarterback prospect is a real possibility. Stidham has a lively arm and good mobility. In 2017, he played at a high level, but last season his play faltered due to several circumstances like terrible offensive line play and a porous supporting cast. Stidham could sit behind Andy Dalton and develop under Zac Taylor for the next two seasons before taking the reigns in 2021.
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