If you’re the Bengals, what do you do at the beginning of day two if one of the tantalizing wide receiver prospects from this top-flight class is sitting on the board but the defensive player you need to turn around the fortunes of your defense is also available? You pull off this trade, of course.
The Colts are going to be reluctant to move out of this spot, rightfully so. Still, if they swung and missed on the free-agent quarterbacks, head coach Frank Reich isn’t going to want to waste another year of a talented roster. So, if things play out the right way for Cincinnati, they could catch the Colts in a desperate situation.
Indianapolis needs help at the wide receiver position themselves. Thankfully, they own another second-round pick and the class is stacked enough that they may believe they can still find what they need later in the round.
In all, the Colts only send out 262.4 points, which is the equivalent of a third-round pick, according to the trade value chart.
For the Bengals, they’re not going to enjoy only having 6 selections in the entire draft. The team is notorious for stockpiling picks. However, sometimes quality is better than quantity. If they’re sure they can get two cornerstone guys at the top of round two, they pull the trigger. Plus, there are other ways the front office can go about gaining some extra draft picks if they really want to.