Cincinnati Bengals Post Combine 7 Round Mock Draft
The Bengals simply can’t let the historic receiver class come and go without indulging in it. They do so here, picking up Van Jefferson out of Florida.
Unfortunately, Jefferson suffered an injury that prevented him from participating in the combine. However, he was a Senior Bowl participant, so the coaching staff should have seen enough of him to be comfortable making him a Bengal.
The Florida wideout is known for his great route-running ability, which should allow him to quickly contribute upon his entrance to the league. With his discipline in technique, he makes a quarterbacks job much easier, which will obviously help Burrow as he’s trying to transition to the NFL.
In addition, he is a willing blocker and overall competitive player, which should make him fit into the culture Zac Taylor is building.
He doesn’t have tremendous production throughout his collegiate career, hauling in 49 receptions for 657 yards and 6 touchdowns during his senior year. Still, Florida isn’t known for its offensive attack through the air. Consider Jefferson won’t have as much attention on him because he’s sharing a field with the likes of A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd, and it’s a safe assumption that he could generate more offense.