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

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EDGE. Bulldogs . Adam Anderson. 105. player. 814.

Round 4: Pick 105 – Adam Anderson (Georgia), Edge Rusher

The most disappointing part of the Bengals preseason was undoubtedly losing Joseph Ossai for the year to injury. Ossai did enough in one outing to show that he would be an influential member of this team’s pass rush.

How he returns from injury and enters 2022 is yet to be seen. Even if Ossai is back to full strength, the old adage is – you can never have too many pass rushers.

Adding Georgia Bulldog Adam Anderson would certainly give the Bengals plenty of options for dialling up the pressure on passing downs. At 6’5″ and 230 pounds, Anderson has the long frame the Bengals front office covets, with the potential to add bulk to his frame at the next level. What you don’t want to take away is the speed he possesses off the edge.

While he has found it difficult to get consistent opportunities on a talent-laden defense, his contributions have been significant. Anderson was responsible for 24 quarterback pressures and 6.5 sacks in 2020. He made a blistering start to this year’s campaign with five tackles and a sack in the headline game of week 1 against Clemson. With his athletic traits and production, his stock should rise from this draft spot.