Bengals post-Super Bowl mock draft: Cincinnati adds help on o-line

Leigh Oleszczak
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Round 2: Pick 63 – Isaiah Likely, TE (Coastal Carolina)

C.J. Uzomah is hitting free agency and Drew Sample has been ineffective during his stint with the Bengals, so yes, the team needs to look into adding a tight end in the draft. I’d have loved for them to land Trey McBride but he was off the board by the time they were selecting at pick No. 63.

So, with McBride unavailable, the Bengals happily take Isaiah Likely instead. The Coastal Carolina product can align in a variety of roles and is someone Joe Burrow would love to have at his disposal. Likely finished the 2021 season with 59 receptions for 912 yards and 12 touchdowns so he’s clearly someone who can shine when given the chance.

Nittany Lions . Rasheed Walker. 95. player. 806. . OT

Rasheed Walker isn’t someone the Bengals would draft with the expectation of starting him in 2022. He’s a developmental tackle meaning he could eventually be the answer on the left or the right side, depending on where the team sees the best fit for him.

It appears that Jonah Williams might not be at left tackle in 2022 and if the team gets Terron Armstead, Williams likely moves to right tackle or even guard. From there, who knows what happens? It’d be nice to have some backup options and Walker could be that for the stripes.