3 prospects the Bengals should target outside of Day 1 in 2022 NFL Draft

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2. Markquese Bell

Markquese Bell is everything fans could want out of a late-round draft pick.

With the safety position turning into a bit of a question mark, don’t be surprised if the Bengals look to select a safety in the NFL draft, maybe even one within the first three rounds. Maybe the Bengals look to fill immediate needs before future needs early in the draft; that’s where Bell comes into play.

Playing at an HBCU, Bell did not receive national media attention very often during his career at Florida A&M. Despite the lack of attention, Bell put on a show in a game against USF.

Bell was one of the four HBCU players invited to the NFL Combine. With a 40 time of 4.41, Bell is one of the fastest safeties in this class.

While he has clear improvements to make in pass coverage, his ability to play in space will help him find a roster as a rookie. His current skill set will fit nicely on special teams, with a chance to find time as a rotational piece in the secondary.

Depending on where Bell is available for the Bengals to select him, don’t be surprised if Bell continues to wear orange between the lines.

Target Round: Round 5