3 teams who might want to trade with the Bengals for pick 31
1. Seattle Seahawks
A very similar situation as the one with Atlanta; don’t be surprised if the Seahawks call Cincinnati for pick 31 depending on how Thursday pans out. Drew Lock had his chance to shine in Denver, he’ll get one year to prove he has trade value, then Seattle will be done with him. The Seahawks’ future QB is not on their roster right now.
Playing in one of the hardest divisions in football without a franchise quarterback, Seattle likely won’t be very good next year. Some will suggest that they wait until next year’s draft to grab one of the top quarterback prospects (C.J. Stroud, Bryce Young, Will Levis, etc.), but don’t rule out a move up to grab one.
Desmond Ridder is a name to look out for here. Arguably the most pro-ready quarterback in this class, Ridder is a guy who could come in and compete with Lock from the jump. As long as Ridder can limit his interceptions, he should find success in a system like Seattle’s.
For Cincinnati, they move down nine spots into the second round, but then move up 22 spots from 63 to 41. With back-to-back picks in the second round, Cincinnati could get aggressive in another trade, or take their two favorite prospects available.
If the Bengals received 40 and 41, don’t be shocked if they pick up the phone and call the Giants about a possible move for James Bradberry.