Cincinnati Bengals 4-round mock draft at the midway point

Jan 1, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Bengals mock draft: Anthony Schwartz, WR, Auburn

Wide receivers A.J. Green and John Ross III are both likely to leave the Bengals in free agency in 2021. Those may sound like big losses, but Burrow will still have a solid cast of pass catchers at his disposal in Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins, and Auden Tate. With the development from Higgins and Tate, that could be one of the best receiver cores in the NFL.

However, there is still one specific trait that the Bengals will be lacking from their receivers: speed. Auburn WR Anthony Schwartz would be the perfect addition to a Bengals offense that will desperately need an injection of speed after former top-ten pick Ross turned out to be a bust.

Ironically, there has been some speculation that Schwartz could actually be the prospect who breaks Ross’ 40-yard dash record. While that remains to be seen, it is clear that the Auburn WR is fast as lightning and would be a great fit alongside Boyd, Higgins, and Tate.

The Bengals have one of the brightest offensive futures in the league with Burrow showing as a rookie that he will be a legit top quarterback in the NFL. If the front office can give him a speedster to stretch the field, he could start putting up MVP numbers in his second season.

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