7 players Bengals could have drafted instead of Drew Sample

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Terry McLaurin could have provided a spark to Bengals offense

It’s crazy enough that D.K. Metcalf fell to the end of the second round but it’s even crazier that Terry McLaurin fell to the third round. Washington selected him with the No. 76 pick and all he’s done is be an absolute nightmare for defenses to stop during his time in the league.

As a rookie in 2019, McLaurin lit up defenses to the tune of 919 yards and seven touchdowns and then had one hell of an encore in 2020 with 1,118 yards and four touchdowns. This year he has 808 yards and five touchdowns through 13 games.

This is even more impressive when you take into consideration who McLaurin’s quarterbacks have been during his time in D.C. Dwayne Haskins, Kyle Allen, Alex Smith (the best option by far), and Taylor Heinicke are just a few of the quarterbacks McLaurin had throwing to him during his career.

It’d have been nice to have a guy like McLaurin in this offense but as mentioned with Metcalf, wide receiver hasn’t been a huge position of need even in some rough seasons.