Bengals Draft: Logan Hall would be amazing addition to defense

Leigh Oleszczak
Logan Hall - Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
Logan Hall - Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports /

The Cincinnati Bengals‘ draft strategy with the No. 31 pick is totally up in the air, as they addressed their biggest needs in free agency, outside of cornerback. Defense seems to be where the stripes could spend their first-round pick and with Logan Hall visiting with the team on Friday, he seems like a real possibility at No. 31.

Hall was a beast for Houston throughout his four-year career there and this past year he racked up 47 tackles (13 for loss) and six sacks through 12 games.

What stands out the most about Hall is his versatility; Houston played him just about everywhere on the defensive line and he rose to the occasion wherever he was placed on that Cougar d-line.

Bengals Draft: Logan Hall could be slam-dunk selection

Cincinnati put a ton of work into upgrading their defense last year and, as we all saw, it paid off. The team would not have gotten to the Super Bowl without the resurgence of their young defense and Hall would be yet another young stud that could help this defense be one of the better units in the league.

The Bengals will get Joseph Ossai back this year after he missed his entire rookie season due to injury, so just imagine having both him and Hall plugged into this defense. Larry Ogunjobi could also be a possibility to throw back into this defense after things didn’t work out with him and the Bears this offseason.

Even though the Bengals’ pass-rush improved mightily in 2021, they can’t be content with what they have. Hall is someone who could give them yet another monster in the pass-rushing department and continue to make them a strong team.

The Draft Network has a second-round grade on Hall but if the Bengals like the kid, then they shouldn’t hesitate to take him at No. 31. They could also opt to trade out of the first round and then grab him with their first selection in the second round.

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What do you think, Bengals fans? Do you think Logan Hall is the player the Bengals need to zero in on with their first selection in the 2022 NFL Draft?