NFL Draft: 5 EDGE defenders capable of saving the Bengals’ pass rush

LUBBOCK, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 26: Linebacker Joseph Ossia #46 of the Texas Longhorns runs down the field after a fumble that was later overturned during overtime of the college football game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders on September 26, 2020 at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images)
LUBBOCK, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 26: Linebacker Joseph Ossia #46 of the Texas Longhorns runs down the field after a fumble that was later overturned during overtime of the college football game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders on September 26, 2020 at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images) /
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Bengals EDGE targets: Quincy Roche, Miami (Fl.)

Out of every player on this list, Quincy Roche has the most experience and displays the most consistency. He started his collegiate career at Temple, earning seven sacks as a freshman, six sacks as a sophomore, and a whopping 13 sacks as a junior. Once his time with the Owls was done, he opted to spend his final season with Miami.

So far with the Hurricanes, Roche has racked up 2.5 sacks, 35 tackles, two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble, and a slew of tackles for a loss.

Roche has the kind of profile that the Bengals typically pursue on draft night. His experience and consistency have already been mentioned, but he also displays high effort and an incredible football IQ (something that has also been expressed by his teammates).

Not to mention, the 6’3, 235-pound rusher just landed an invitation to the Senior Bowl. Cincinnati is notorious for falling in love with players that attend that event and Roche could be the next player to draw the admiration of the coaching staff.

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Roche is likely the safest of the options listed here and would immediately contribute to a floundering Bengals pass rush that could use instant help.

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