Bengals strengthen defense in way-too-early 2022 mock draft

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Round 5: Pick 136 – Arron Mosby, EDGE (Fresno State)

The Bengals defensive line certainly looks upgraded this season even though it’s early on. The only real weakness right now is Cincinnati’s depth at defensive end. Part of this is due to Joseph Ossai’s injury, he was going to be a big contributor as an edge rusher.

Cam Sample is the only non-starting defensive end that could get substantial snaps this season. Darius Hodge, another rookie defensive end, could get more snaps as the season continues. Having pass rushers in abundance is only a benefit, why not draft another one?

Arron Mosby is a former outside linebacker that recently transitioned to defensive end. He has displayed good athleticism with a knack to create turnovers, as seen in this scouting report,

"Mosby is a straight up playmaker. I’m not sure if you’ve been watching Fresno State football this year, but after two games he’s got two strip sacks and a touchdown. He showed flashes in 2018 and 2019 making a pick in each season and added three forced fumbles."

His ability to make plays is seen in this clip.

Mosby in the fifth round is a project defensive end that could turn into a great sleeper pick. He could certainly develop into a good rotational defensive end in Cincinnati. The young ends Mosby, Sample, Hodge, and Ossai backing up Trey Hendrickson and Sam Hubbard create a fantastic defensive end room.