Bengals 7 round mock draft from Pro Football Focus makes perfect sense

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Third round, 69th overall OT Brady Christensen, BYU

Christensen gained experience blocking for an elite QB at BYU. The Cougars Zach Wilson is expected to be drafted with the second pick by the New York Jets. Christensen can play either tackle spot on the OL or lineup at guard. Having a future OL with Christensen, Leatherwood and Jonah Williams provide Cincinnati with three anchors.

Third round 111th overall DI Daviyon Nixon, Iowa

Nixon was a unanimous All-American, the Big 10 Defensive Player and Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2020. In eight games for the Hawkeyes in 2020, Nixon had 45 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and a 71-yard interception return for a TD. Nixon could be a sleeper in the draft could eventually become a starter.

Fourth round 149th overall Edge (rusher) Jonathan Cooper, Ohio State

After finishing last in the NFL in 2020 with 17 sacks the Bengals get their edge rusher in the fourth round. Cooper needs to produce more in the NFL than he did with 24 tackles, 3.5 TFLs and 3.5 sacks in 2020 for Ohio State. As a situation pass rusher Cooper might be able to help the Bengals.

Sixth Round190th overall WR Tamorrion Terry, Florida State

Terry is better than a sixth-round talent. Terry had 118 receptions for 2,221 yards, averaged 18.8 yards per reception and had 18 TDs receiving. Terry is 6’4, 210 pounds and would provide Burrow with a big play receiver who is also a deep threat in the passing game. Terry is a sleeper who can have a productive NFL career.