3 teams who might want to trade with the Bengals for pick 31
2. Atlanta Falcons
While Arthur Smith and Marcus Mariota have history, Mariota is not the future for this football team. If any quarterback in this draft class was worth a top-10 pick, it’d make sense for the Falcons to go quarterback at pick 8, but that’s not the case.
While it’s a certainty that more than one quarterback will be off the board by the time the Bengals are on the clock at pick 31, there’s a very good chance one of the top four prospects at the quarterback position will still be on the board.
Malik Willis will likely be the first off the board, but between Kenny Pickett, Desmond Ridder, and Matt Corral, experts have differing opinions on where these prospects will land. One similarity amongst most experts is that the Detroit Lions will likely wait to target a quarterback; as pick 32 is much more reasonable than pick 2.
If the Lions wait, don’t be surprised if the Falcons move ahead of them if their guy is available at 31. The Bengals have been known to trade back before, so adding additional draft capital is never out of the question for them.
Moving back only 12 spots and adding an additional third-round pick is a move that Cincinnati fans should be totally okay making.