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

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Bengals Round 6 Pick 190: Ihmir Smith-Marsette, WR, Iowa

Despite taking Chase in the first round, the Bengals still look weak on depth at the WR position. After losing A.J. Green, John Ross III and Alex Erickson this offseason, the team needs to add bodies to the receiver room.

Iowa WR Smith-Marsette is an interesting prospect who could become one of the team’s primary kick/punt returners and fight for snaps in the offensive rotation.

Bengals Round 6 Pick 202: Evan McPherson, kicker, Florida

At the moment, Austin Seibert is the Bengals’ projected starter at the kicker position. While the Bengals could have genuine faith in Seibert, it’s likely that they plan on bringing in competition on special teams.

Florida kicker McPherson is one of the best kickers in the draft and could give the Bengals a chance to get a redo of the Jake Elliott situation.

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Bengals Round 7 Pick 235: Wyatt Hubert, EDGE, Kansas State

With their final pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Bengals select Kansas State edge rusher Hubert. Due to size concerns and below-average athleticism, Hubert is projected to fall to the sixth or seventh round. Despite this, he has a few attributes that could translate into being a solid backup at the least.