Day Three Targets Remaining for the Cincinnati Bengals
With the first two days of the draft in the books, we look at prospects the Cincinnati Bengals could target in rounds 4-7.
The Cincinnati Bengals are off to a tremendous in the 2020 NFL draft. After selecting Joe Burrow to be their new firey leader, the front office identified two other prospects with the potential to be cornerstone players. Tee Higgins gives Zac Taylor and company another dangerous weapon to work with, while Logan Wilson is an instinctive linebacker with outstanding coverage abilities.
Now, the focus shifts to day three, where the Bengals will continue to build the roster. Keep in mind that the team has found numerous difference makers in this portion of the draft. The list includes players like Geno Atkins, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Marvin Jones, George Iloka, Auden Tate, and others.
There is still plenty of talent and potential left on the board. With that, let’s dive into some of the best options.
Netane Muti, G, Fresno State
If it weren’t for injury concerns, Muti may have been long gone by this point of the draft. However, he’s ended the past several seasons with lower-body ailments. If the Bengals have been able to give him the okay on his medicals, he is a massive man known for his tenacity. He’d help instantly in the run game where he could show off his mobility. At some point on day three, the front office is going to have to give offensive line coach Jim Turner another option at guard.
Tyler Biadsaz, IOL, Wisconsin
Much like the previously mentioned Muti, Biadsaz has injury concerns. Prior to his senior year, where he took a major step back due to injury, he was considered a fringe first-round pick. If the Bengals think his injuries are past him, he would be an absolute steal and a starter day one.
Ben Bartch, OT, St. John
If the Bengals want a guy who can come in and start at right tackle right away, the most likely guy to be able to do that at this point may be Bartch. He’s got great size and technique, something the coaching staff got to see up close at the Senior Bowl. He’s flone under the radar, thanks to playing his college ball at a small school but he’s got big-time talent.
Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn
Wanogho only started playing football in high school, so he’s still figuring it out. However, he has tremendous physical tools and the potential to turn into a really good player. It may take some time to develop, but the Bengals would be wise to show the patience to do that and get a high ceiling prospect.
Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington
This could be a sneakily good pick. Zac Taylor didn’t use tight ends often in year one, but that could always change. Bryant is an athletic tight end who could make plays as a mismatch in the passing game. Giving Burrow a weapon unlike he’s ever played with could be very interesting.
Curtis Weaver, DE, Boise State
Curtis Weaver could certainly help the Bengals boost their pass-rush. The former Boise State Bronco had 13.5 sacks during the 2019 campaign and is very sound technically. Adding him to the stable of pass rushers the defense already possesses would be a headache for opposing offensive lines.
Troy Dye, LB, Oregon
It should come as no surprise to anyone if the Bengals double-dip at the linebacker position. Dye has good range and plenty of potential in coverage, much like third-round pick Logan Wilson. Adding the Oregon standout would give the defense loads of youth and athleticism, a nice change from what fans are used to.