Roger McCreary, CB (Auburn)
While I’d love to include guys like Andrew Booth and Kyler Gordon on this list, the chances of them being available at pick 63 are slim. Booth should have been a first-round pick and fans were hoping to see him land with the Bengals, but they went with Daxton Hill instead.
Now, however, cornerback is a position the team will need to home in on during the second and third rounds. Roger McCreary is someone who could be available when they’re on the clock in round two and he’d be someone they could slide into their secondary from the jump.
McCreary can play both inside and outside corner, making him someone Lou Anarumo can find a lot of different schemes for. He’d fit in well in Cincinnati.
Cam Taylor-Britt, CB (Nebraska)
Cam Taylor-Britt might be able to be had in the third round of the draft but if the Bengals want him for sure, they can spend a second-rounder on him. The Nebraska alum’s best fit is as a starter on the perimeter. He’s also been a big star on special teams and that’s somewhere Cincinnati could find a nice role for him as well.
Marcus Jones, CB (Houston)
Another possible third-round cornerback to keep an eye on is Marcus Jones out of Houston. The Wildcat product could serve as a slot corner and also be utilized as a return specialist, which is an area of concern for the stripes.