Bengals post-Super Bowl mock draft: Cincinnati adds help on o-line
Round 4: Pick 134 – Akayleb Evans, CB (Missouri)
With Trae Waynes on his way out and Eli Apple potentially not returning either, the Bengals need to find help at the cornerback position. I’d like to see them re-sign Tre Flowers but even if they do, he’s a depth piece, at best.
Akayleb Evans wouldn’t be that right away but more of a developmental piece. The Missouri product had 28 tackles, six defended passes, and an interception during his final season with the Tigers. He’s someone who could come in and be a nice depth piece for the team, but ultimately, the hope is that Cincinnati signs a cornerback in free agency, especially if they don’t address the position until round four.
Round 5: Pick 173 – Thayer Munford, IOL (Ohio State)
Earlier I mentioned how the Bengals need to add depth that can fill in and not be a detriment to the team if called upon. Thayer Munford is a developmental guard option and hopefully wouldn’t need to step in unless Johnson, Spain, or whoever the starting guards are in the future.
Munford was the left guard for Ohio State in 2021 so that’d be the likely spot for him as a backup. There can’t be too many offensive line selections in the draft for Cincy as far as I’m concerned.