Cincinnati Bengals Best 2020 Draft Options Rounds 4-7

CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA - SEPTEMBER 21: Akeem Davis-Gaither #24 of the Appalachian State Mountaineers reacts to a missed field goal by Noah Ruggles #97 of the North Carolina Tar Heels as time expires in their game at Kenan Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Mountaineers won 34-31. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA - SEPTEMBER 21: Akeem Davis-Gaither #24 of the Appalachian State Mountaineers reacts to a missed field goal by Noah Ruggles #97 of the North Carolina Tar Heels as time expires in their game at Kenan Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Mountaineers won 34-31. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /
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COLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 23: Antoine Brooks Jr. #25 of the Maryland Terrapins celebrates during the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on November 23, 2019 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images)
COLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 23: Antoine Brooks Jr. #25 of the Maryland Terrapins celebrates during the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on November 23, 2019 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images) /

Round 6

Jacob Phillips, LB

The LSU linebacker is projected to be taken late in the 5th or early in the 6th round, and if he’s still available when the Bengals are on the clock in the 6th, they should pull the trigger. Phillips struggles some with processing plays quickly, but the athletic ability is there. The 6’4″ defensive athlete is a consistent tackler, explosive linebacker and good at shedding blocks. Phillips could use some work developing but is an overall solid prospect.

Antoine Brooks Jr., S

The 21-year-old safety is an excellent tackler. Adding a development project safety in round 6 is something Cincinnati should consider. The Maryland safety struggles with coverage at times, but overall he has good potential for a late-round pick. Brooks is solid in zone coverage, but his spacing and man coverage need some work.

Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR

Gandy-Golden is a 6’4″ wide receiver out of Liberty with tremendous production (1,396 receiving yards, 10 touchdowns). The senior has excellent hands but struggles in some areas such as route running and release. These are troubling issues, but Gandy-Golden would be good value in the 6th round due to his potential.