Five Offensive Linemen the Cincinnati Bengals could target in 2020
With so many holes along the offensive line, the Cincinnati Bengals could opt to go for the Swiss army knife that is Alex Leatherwood. The Alabama offensive lineman spent his sophomore season at guard but has been kicked out to tackle for this year’s campaign. It would make sense for Duke Tobin to be interested in him given the fluidity of the offensive lineman situation. Depending on the development of current Bengals linemen such as Billy Price and Michael Jordan, Leatherwood could be asked to fill whatever position the team finds themselves in need of.
You can tell in the breakdown of Leatherwood’s attributes above from @BR_CFB that he has all the natural talent in the world. Combine that with his mean demeanor, championship experience, and the great coaching he’s received at Alabama and you have a legitimate offensive lineman on your hands.
Right now, it’s conceivable that he could be available at the top of round 2. That would free the Bengals up to take a quarterback, linebacker, or top offensive tackle with their top pick. If the Bengals could score any of those three positions plus Leatherwood, it could kick start their rebuild.
The Bengal’s own Jonah Williams could be pushing for the front office to find a way to acquire him as well, as he played alongside Leatherwood in college. That would give the added bonus of the two having already built chemistry together. It’s evident that the Florida native would be a solid addition to the Bengal’s offensive line room.