Cincinnati Bengals add 3 cornerbacks in 7-round mock draft

Leigh Oleszczak
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846. . Cornerback. Cougars . Jaylen Watson. 136. player

Round 4: Pick 136 – Jaylen Watson, CB (Washington State)

The run on cornerbacks begins in the fourth round for the Bengals. Fans might not love this idea, as the position needs a Day 1 or 2 talent to add in but I personally think the unit will be okay if they don’t add a corner during that time. Chidobe Awuzie, Mike Hilton, and Eli Apple showed last year that they’re more than capable of holding down the fort in the secondary.

Jaylen Watson is the Bengals’ pick in the fourth round and the Washington State product had 31 tackles, three defended passes, and two picks through 12 games. He’s not someone Cincinnati should plan to throw out there as a starter immediately but he’s someone they could look to develop as a starter.

Bearcats . Coby Bryant. 174. player. 830. . Cornerback

Round 5: Pick 174 – Coby Bryant, CB (Cincinnati)

The next pick for the Bengals is also a cornerback and one that Cincinnati natives are all too familiar with, as Coby Bryant played for the Bearcats for five years. Bryant was a big piece of the Bearcats’ undefeated regular season and run to the College Football Players, notching 44 tackles, 11 defended passes, and two interceptions through 14 games.

While I doubt that Bryant slips down this far in the draft, if he does, the Bengals would be foolish to pass on him. He’s someone who could potentially slide into the secondary and be a sneaky good starter early in his career.