Cincinnati Bengals mock draft after first week of 2022 free agency

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896. . Tight End. Rams . Trey McBride. 63. player

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

While I’m not sure it’s realistic that Trey McBride falls this far into the second round, the Bengals don’t hesitate to snatch up the Colorado State tight end. McBride had quite the year in Fort Collins, racking up 90 receptions for 1,121 yards and a touchdown during the 2021 season and averaging 12.5 yards per reception.

Cincinnati currently has five tight ends on their roster, including recently signed free-agent Hayden Hurst. If McBride were to join the team, it’s likely that he, Hurst, and Drew Sample would all be in the mix to get some targets in 2022 with McBride hopefully being the starting option for the foreseeable future.

player. 817. . Interior Offensive Lineman. Tigers . Ed Ingram. 95

Round 3: Pick 95 – Ed Ingram, IOL (LSU)

The offensive line isn’t as big of a need for the Bengals now when it comes to the draft but the stripes should definitely still look to add names along their o-line. They manage to land Ed Ingram in the third round in this mock and that’d be a solid value pick for them.

Ingram played both guard positions during his time at LSU (and yes, he was there with Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase so he’s used to playing with them), which could pay dividends in the Queen City. With right guard shored up by Cappa, Ingram could battle with Jackson Carman for the starting left guard position.