Instead, the Bengals decide to roll the dice on
. The market for Little is not entirely clear at this point, with projections for him ranging anywhere from the second to the fifth round.
However, Little is a high-ceiling prospect who the Bengals could take to sit and develop behind Riley Reiff for a year if the defensive lineman board does not fall their way.
Bengals Round 4 Pick 111: Janarius Robinson, EDGE, Florida State
Going into the draft, the Bengals are weak at the edge rusher position. Sam Hubbard and Trey Hendrickson are set to be the top two players in the rotation, but past that the group is thin. After failing to find an edge rusher on day two of the draft, the Bengals pick up Florida State edge rusher Janarius Robinson.
With a solid athletic profile, Robinson is a solid addition for the Bengals in the fourth round. He’s not going to win any Defensive Rookie of the Year awards, but he can be a solid third player in the rotation with the potential to develop into more.
Bengals Round 5 Pick 149: Bobby Brown III, interior DL, Texas A&M
The Bengals address the defensive line in back-to-back rounds with the selection of Texas A&M defensive tackle Bobby Brown III. Surrounded by solid veteran tackles D.J. Reader, Larry Ogunjobi and Mike Daniels, Brown will have a perfect opportunity to develop into a contributor himself.
With great size and athleticism, the SEC prospect would be an exciting day three pick.