First-round, fifth overall Penei Sewell OT | Oregon
The NFL Mock Draft Database has Sewell as fifth on their big board and being taken by the Bengals with the fifth pick in the 2021 Draft on their consensus mock drafts. Whether the Bengals select Chase or Sewell the debate will continue well into their NFL careers with Cincinnati fans tracking how both perform in the NFL.
Following the 2019 season, Sewell was named the Outland Trophy winner bestowed to the best interior lineman in college football, the Morris Trophy as the best offensive lineman in the Pac 12, a unanimous All-American and first-team All-Pac-12. Sewell chose to opt-out for the 2020 season.
The Bengals signed OL Riley Reiff to a one-year contract in free agency from the Minnesota Vikings. Adding an OL with a long-term future will be critical for Cincinnati. Expect multiple OL to be drafted by the Bengals this weekend. Improving the protection for franchise QB Joe Burrow is imperative for the future.
Second-round, 38th pick overall, Landon Dickerson Interior OL | Alabama
If the NFL Mock Draft Database is accurate, the Bengals would add one of the toughest OL in the draft to continue to add players to help protect Burrow. The consensus mock draft big board is where the players are ranked and not necessarily who will be taken at that respective spot in the draft.