Cincinnati Bengals: 7 Round 2020 Mock Draft
If the Bengals double dip at the offensive line position, there’s no reason to not do the same with linebackers. Baron Browning has flown under the radar buried on the depth chart at Ohio State. Make no mistake about it though, Browning is a great player and has the potential to be a starter for the Bengals eventually.
In round six, teams are looking for players who can contribute on special teams right away and potentially blossom into a core player later, which describes this Buckeye perfectly. He has got great size at 6’3″, 247 pounds with athletic traits to match. No doubt special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons would love to utilize him in the third phase of the game.
In the clip above from @Landgrant33, you can see the power, speed, and tracking ability he possesses. Speaking of speed, it is rumored he clocks in at around a 4.5 second 40-yard dash, which is remarkable for his size. That kind of speed is exactly what the Bengals need.
Ohio State has lined him up at defensive end a bit due to injuries and suspensions. Versatility only adds to his value.
With time to develop, Browning can show that his recruitment ranking was warranted and make the Bengals look like geniuses for picking him up this late in the draft.