Bengals 3-round mock draft: Cincinnati adds help to defensive front

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Round 2: Pick 63 – Trey McBride, TE (Colorado State)

This would be a slam dunk of a pick for the Bengals, as Trey McBride is one of the best tight-end prospects in the class and would become one of Joe Burrow’s new favorite weapons.

Of course, C.J. Uzomah could end up returning to the team next year but even if he does, the Bengals could still use another tight end capable of making plays. Drew Sample has not been that kind of threat in the offense and that’s why adding a game-changing tight end like McBride would only make this offense better.

The Colorado State product finished his senior season with tremendous numbers, totaling 90 catches for 1,121 yards and a touchdown. The one touchdown is a blemish on an otherwise remarkable season for the Rams’ tight end.

McBride was the primary receiver for Colorado State and he could be an immediate weapon for Burrow in Cincinnati. While the team has its fair share of talented offensive playmakers, McBride would give them a threatening tight end to pair with Uzomah, assuming he returns. If he doesn’t, McBride could be TE1 moving forward.