2021 NFL Draft: 4 mid-round receivers the Cincinnati Bengals should target

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - SEPTEMBER 07: Rondale Moore #4 of the Purdue Boilermakers runs the ball during the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Ross-Ade Stadium on September 7, 2019 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - SEPTEMBER 07: Rondale Moore #4 of the Purdue Boilermakers runs the ball during the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Ross-Ade Stadium on September 7, 2019 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /
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Dyami Brown (Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports) /

Bengals receiver targets: Dyami Brown – North Carolina

A pure deep threat receiver to scare the tops off the defense? Just what the Bengals ordered. Dyami Brown was North Carolina’s top receiving threat over the past two seasons.

In 2019, Brown caught 51 passes for just over 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns. Last year, he had nearly 1,100 yards on 55 receptions and eight touchdowns, making him the first North Carolina receiver to hit 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons.

What about the 20 yards per reception statistic that Brown boasts? It’s safe to say Joe Burrow would be ecstatic with that.

The Bengals have lacked a true deep threat option over the past couple of seasons. Brown would bring that and provide an immediate upgrade to the field. In 2019, he had nine touchdowns greater than 20 yards down the field.

Burrow has talked publicly about wanting to improve the deep passing game, and Brown would certainly do just that. A trio of Higgins, Boyd, and Brown for the next four-plus years could take the Bengals’ offense to the top of the league.

The former Tar Heel will most likely be available in the late second round if the Bengals choose to trade back.

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