Don’t be surprised if the Bengals emphasize defense in this year’s draft after the first round. Breaking it down into groups, let’s look at some interesting names to be aware of.
Linebackers like Patrick Queen and Kenneth Murray will rank high on the draft board however, there is certainly no guarantee they will be available at 33. Other names to remember on days two and three are Akeem Davis-Gaither, Malik Harrison, Troy Dye, and Jordyn Brooks.
The prospect list is sure to grow as we get deeper into the process. Look for the Bengals to try to add draft picks beforehand or during the draft itself. Between the draft and free agency, the Bengals have an opportunity to upgrade the defense and turn this unit around sooner rather than later.