Cincinnati Bengals Add Playmakers for the Future in 7 Round Mock Draft
By Blake Jewell
With the first pick at the top of every round of the NFL draft, the Bengals have a great opportunity to upgrade their roster through young draft picks.
The Cincinnati Bengals own the first overall pick for the first time since the 2003 NFL draft, when they selected Carson Palmer. The situation now is very similar to what it was in 2003, with an easy choice to take the Heisman trophy winning quarterback.
The debate is really for the picks after the first round, where the Bengals have an opportunity to fill holes left after free agency. After a defensively focused free agency period, the Bengals could look to upgrade their offensive line and take advantage of a loaded wide receiver class, which is the direction of this mock draft.
A good draft this offseason will be vital for the Bengals’ future success. Getting a franchise QB and adding more young talent to a roster that already has some solid young pieces can flip the script for Cincinnati and have them in a position to win sooner rather than later. With such high stakes in this draft, the Bengals need to target the best available players with their early picks and focus on potential, position, and depth in the later rounds.
After an aggressive free agency period, the draft could make the 2020 offseason the best in franchise history. With 17 days left until the NFL draft, excitement is building for Bengals fans. Let’s take a look at how the Bengals could fill out the rest of their roster in this 7 round mock draft.