Cincinnati Bengals Add Playmakers for the Future in 7 Round Mock Draft
By Blake Jewell
A player with nice upside and a great connection to Burrow, Thaddeus Moss would be an exciting addition to the Bengals roster. Moss gained 570 yards along with 4 touchdowns last season at LSU. The 21-year-old would be another weapon for Burrow to throw to, and also is a dependable blocker in the run game.
With Tyler Eifert leaving for Jacksonville, that leaves Drew Sample and C.J. Uzomah manning the tight end position. Using a fifth-rounder on Moss makes plenty of sense for the Bengals. With Cincinnati not having much success taking tight ends early in the past, selecting one in the fifth round is less of a risk than they have taken in years prior.
Moss is the son of NFL legend Randy Moss, and although Thaddeus plays a different position, you can sometimes see flashes of his father when he gets targeted. The LSU tight end has the ball skills and strength to go up and grab the ball over defenders, something that the Bengals could really use at the tight end position. Along with his ability to make catches in traffic, Moss is powerful at the point of attack in the run game. Getting someone with the upside of Moss in the fifth round could end up being a steal for Cincinnati.