Bengals 7-Round Mock Draft: First three picks spent on offensive players

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Cornerback. Horned Frogs . Noah Daniels. 127. player. 872.

Round 4: Pick 127 – Noah Daniels, CB (TCU)

Back in July, Michael Renner of Pro Football Focus listed Noah Daniels as the fifth-best cornerback entering the 2021 college football season. The reason Cincinnati was able to nab him in the fourth round of this mock draft is that Daniels has struggled to stay healthy during his collegiate career, which isn’t a great sign for his NFL future.

That being said, spending a Day 3 selection on him with the hopes that he can buck the injury trend is a risk worth taking.

Daniels missed all of 2019 with a shoulder injury but he was great in limited action in 2020, allowing just six catches on 18 targets. Unfortunately, he tore his ACL in the fourth game of the 2020 season, sidelining him for an extended period of time once again.

Daniels is a risk worth taking, however, because of his speed. Injuries are concerning, sure, but taking him in the fourth round wouldn’t be as brutal as spending a Day 2 selection on him.

player. 815. . Linebacker. Sooners . Brian Asamoah. 140

Round 4: Pick 140 – Brian Asamoah, LB (Oklahoma)

The linebackers have impressed this season after not getting a lot of respect entering the season. Logan Wilson has proven to be a true leader, Germaine Pratt has played well, and even guys like Markus Bailey and Joe Bachie stepped up and proved they could help out on defense.

Adding Brian Asamoah in the fourth round gives Cincinnati yet another promising linebacker prospect. The Sooner totaled 80 tackles, two forced fumbles, and one sack through 12 games in Norman. He’s someone who could be a nice depth piece for this unit.