2023 NFL Re-Draft: What changes would Bengals make if they could hit reset button?

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Round 6: Pick 217 - Ethan Evans, Punter

Original Selection - Brad Robbins, Punter

The Bengals needed to replace Kevin Huber at punter, so we will stick with the position but swap the player. Brad Robbins has slowly improved from a shaky start but remains statistically behind Ethan Evans.

The Rams punter betters Robbins in average net yards and hang time and therefore gets the nod here.

Round 7: Pick 246 - Tyson Bagent, Quarterback

Original Selection - DJ Ivey, Miami

Perhaps it's reactionary, but wouldn't it be nice to have more options behind Joe Burrow? Tyson Bagent had a baptism of fire for the Bears, standing in for the injured Justin Fields despite going undrafted out of a Division 2 school. While he isn't anywhere close to being a finished product, he flashed some potential.

In the seventh round, a quarterback who has already won a game in the NFL edges out DJ Ivey, who has yet to see action for the Bengals.

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