Bengals Address Receiver and Trenches in Final Seven-Round Mock Draft

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Bengals Round 2 Pick 38: Landon Dickerson, interior OL, Alabama

In the second round, the Bengals finally start to address what is arguably their biggest need: the offensive line. While Chase selection is the right pick, there is no doubt that protecting Burrow is just as important as giving him weapons, if not more.

Dickerson is a versatile interior lineman who can play the guard or center spots at a high level. If not for medical concerns, Dickerson’s talent and athleticism would likely land him in the first 20 picks of the draft.

However, due to his previous injuries, the Bengals could find themselves grabbing one of the best linemen in the draft on day two. While Dickerson’s medicals are a reasonable concern to have, the Bengals should not hesitate to pull the trigger on the former Crimson Tide lineman.

Dickerson can immediately fill the team’s hole at right guard and develop from there into one of the best linemen in the NFL.

Bengals Round 3 Pick 69: Walker Little, OT, Stanford

The Bengals might be tempted to take a defensive lineman with their third-round pick. Prospects like Milton Williams of Louisiana Tech and Payton Turner of Houston were hard to pass up with this pick and if they were available expect one of them to be drafted. It doesn’t look like either of them will fall to the Bengals 69th pick.