Bengals focus on offensive line in way-too-early 2022 mock draft

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Round 3: Pick 69 – Ed Ingram (LSU), Offensive Guard

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Despite the Bengals adding three rookie offensive linemen in the 2020 draft, would it be a surprise to see them add a second one in this mock draft? Perhaps, but their current starting guards Quinton Spain and Xavier Sua-Filo, are one-year only options.

The plan is that D’Ante Smith and Jackson Carman can develop into ready-made replacements, but it shouldn’t stop the Bengals from seeking answers and adding good value depth.

Ingram would be another LSU prospect joining Ja’Marr Chase and Joe Burrow in the Bengals offense. He was part of the National Championship-winning side in 2019, albeit as a rotational lineman. The Bengals would need to do their background checks considering Ingram had legal issues that forced him off the field in his sophomore year.

On the playing side, Ingram would be the physical presence the Bengals desire on their line. Having been part of offenses that helped Derrius Guice and Clyde Edwards-Helaire rush for over 1000 yards, he is an experienced and strong run blocker. Check out Ingram’s highlight reel if you want to see a guard put defenders on their back.