Cincinnati Bengals add 3 cornerbacks in 7-round mock draft

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Bears . Kalon Barnes. 209. player. 860. . Cornerback

Round 6: Pick 209 – Kalon Barnes, CB (Baylor)

The Bengals spend three straight picks on a cornerback and the third of the bunch is Kalon Barnes out of Baylor. The wide receiver-turned-cornerback played nine games for the Bears this year and recorded 23 tackles, five defended passes, and one interception.

The biggest thing Barnes has to offer is his speed. He posted a blazing-fast 4.23 40 at the combine. That’s freaking fast!

There’s no doubt that Cincinnati could use a cornerback with the speed that Barnes possesses and he’d be a nice pick for them late in the draft.

Round 7: Pick 226 – Jeffrey Gunter, EDGE (Coastal Carolina)

If the Bengals want to add a run-stopper late in the draft who could make an impact, Jeffrey Gunter should be on their radar. Gunter spent four of his five collegiate seasons at Coastal Carolina and was one of their best players during that time.

The Chanticleer racked up 36 tackles (8.5 for loss), 5.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and one defended pass through 12 games. His best season came the year before when he had 58 tackles (12.5 for loss), 6.5 sacks, and an interception during that time.

If Gunter is still available at this point, Cincy would be wise to add him to their run defense. He could end up being a valuable addition to the team.

Tre Turner. 252. player. 847. . Wide Receiver. Hokies

Round 7: Pick 252 – Tre Turner, WR (Virginia Tech)

Ideally, the Bengals don’t wait until their final pick of the draft to add help at wide receiver but it’s not a critical need as of now. They’ve got their starting three so anything else at this point is just depth. That’s what Tre Turner would provide as a rookie but he’d have an opportunity to move up depending on what happens with Tyler Boyd moving forward.

Turner had to deal with quarterback issues during his four years at Virginia Tech but he still made the most of the opportunities presented to him. He finished this past season with 40 receptions for 675 yards and three touchdowns and averaged 16.9 yards per catch.

As we saw with Auden Tate, seventh-round wide receivers can step into this offense and pack a punch. Perhaps Turner could do the same.

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What do you think of this mock draft, Bengals fans? Which picks do you like the most?