4 offensive line options for the Bengals in 2022 NFL Draft

Darian Kinnard (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Dylan Parham (Memphis)

Dylan Parham is an interesting prospect. The 6’3″, 313 pound Memphis Tiger boasts impressive athleticism not usually seen in men of his stature.

Part of this stems from the fact that Parham wasn’t just a football guy. In high school, he lettered in track and basketball and came to Memphis as a tight end. The staff moved him to the offensive line, and he became a four-year starter.

More impressively, Parham has played left guard, right tackle, and right guard. Have I mentioned how important versatility is across the line? Yeah, I have.

A guy like Dylan Parham, who many experts have actually tabbed as perhaps being best served moving to center, could provide much-needed depth, even in year one as he adds bulk to his frame and learns how to handle playing in the NFL.

While not as polished as his SEC counterpart mentioned previously in Darian Kinnard, Parham will attract more attention just based on his freakish level of pure athleticism, even if he isn’t as ready to play as Kinnard.

Parham generally is seen going in round two, which I wouldn’t be super excited about considering the polish he needs, but if he is available in round three, then the Bengals should pounce.