Bengals spend top two picks on defense in 7-round mock draft
Round 6: Pick 209 – Jalen Nailor, WR (Michigan State)
The biggest strength on the Bengals’ roster is their dynamic trio of wide receivers that features Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd. That being said, they have a bit of a depth issue at the position.
Jalen Nailor is a solid prospect as a deep threat receiver who could find himself undrafted late into Day 3 because of injury concerns. Since the Bengals are looking for depth and not a starter, they can afford to take the gamble on Nailor.
Round 7: Pick 226 – Darrell Baker Jr., CB (Georgia Southern)
Despite adding Cam Taylor-Britt in the second round, the Bengals could still afford to add depth at the cornerback position. Darrell Baker Jr. is a small-school prospect who tested well athletically and is best suited to play in a scheme that heavily features zone coverage.
Round 7: Pick 252 – Luke Tenuta, OT (Virginia Tech)
This late into the draft, teams are no longer looking for starters, but projects and depth players. Luke Tenuta is a huge offensive tackle, towering over other players with his 6’8″ height. His athleticism is nothing to brag about, but for a player of his size, that’s not to be expected.
Tenuta would be an interesting player to bring into camp and see if he can develop into a solid depth piece along the offensive line.
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