Cincinnati Bengals Add Playmakers for the Future in 7 Round Mock Draft

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers runs the ball against the Clemson Tigers during the College Football Playoff National Championship game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers runs the ball against the Clemson Tigers during the College Football Playoff National Championship game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /
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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Solomon Kindley #66 of the Georgia Bulldogs guards during the Allstate Sugar Bowl against the Texas Longhorns at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Solomon Kindley #66 of the Georgia Bulldogs guards during the Allstate Sugar Bowl against the Texas Longhorns at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

Not taking an offensive lineman until round 4 could concern some fans, but Solomon Kindley is someone that could step in and compete right away at the guard position. The Georgia lineman has great size for a guard, along with technique and hands that could lead to him being a reliable starter on the Bengals offensive line for years to come.

Getting protection for Burrow is something the Bengals absolutely have to do, and while it might seem important for the Bengals to do it earlier, Cincinnati is in a rebuild. They have time to build around Burrow, and shouldn’t rush it by reaching for a lineman early. This pick would help set up a line that could be better upgraded next offseason.

If the Bengals draft would go this way, they would have addressed their four biggest needs through their first four picks while not reaching for position, but taking the best available player at the right time. This will allow the Bengals to make picks for depth at any position in rounds 5-7, which will fill their roster more completely. Just through the first 4 rounds, the Bengals will already have a draft to be excited about.

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