On paper, the Bengals don’t have a huge need at wide receiver. After all, they have A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, John Ross, and Auden Tate. However, the 2019 season proved that the Bengals have a wide receiver problem. Green, Ross, and Tate all missed significant time, and with Boyd often being the only wide receiver healthy, the Bengals offense suffered.
Arizona State wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk can change that for the Bengals. He has size, speed, and good hands that make him ideal to be a third option behind Green and Boyd. Aiyuk likely would not fall to the third round if not for the depth of the 2020 wide receiver class.
Aiyuk may not be the third option for the Bengals immediately, however. Ross is likely to be the Bengals third starting receiver along with Green and Boyd, but the Bengals would be able to rotate Aiyuk in to keep their former ninth overall pick healthy.
If the Bengals are smart with their wide receivers, they can do what they have had trouble with in the past, keep Green and Ross healthy. Aiyuk can fill in for Ross and Tate can do the same for Green. This way, Joe Burrow can spread the ball out to his elite group of weapons while keeping everyone healthy.