NFL Draft 2022: Cincinnati Bengals Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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2022 NFL Draft: From the college perspective, Cincinnati Bengals draft analysis, needs, picks, best value selection, and biggest reach

NFL Draft 2022: Cincinnati Bengals Draft Analysis

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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings, Analysis
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Cincinnati Bengals Needs, Pre-Draft Analysis: NFL Draft 2022

How do you rise up and go from awful to the Super Bowl? It helped to get the No. 1 overall pick in 2020 and nail the Joe Burrow pick, but it’s more than that. The Bengals have been able to get shocking production out of a whole lot of later picks, too.

At least, the Bengals have been strong since whiffing on John Ross with the 9th overall pick in 2017 – however, they took Joe Mixon that year, too.

The offensive line is still a need even after going big in free agency, but the secondary could use the most help. A corner would be good, a playmaking safety would be better, and the most parts thrown at the concern, the better. They have three of the top 95 picks – the first rounder is the 31st – to do it.

So who’ll be there in the first round for Cincinnati? Who’ll be the likely best defensive back available? Baylor S Jalen Pitre would be a shot, and it would be great if Washington CB Kyler Gordon or Clemson CB Andrew Booth would slide on down.

The problem is that if offensive lineman is a must, the 63 might not be the right spot for the interior. Memphis OG Dylan Parham and UCLA’s Sean Rhyan would be okay, but both would be a stretch.

Cincinnati Bengals Draft Picks: NFL Draft 2022

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2 (63)
3 (95)
4 (136)
5 (174)
6 (209)
7 (226) (from Giants)
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Cincinnati Bengals 2021 Draft Picks

1 (5) WR Ja’Marr Chase, LSU
2 (46) OT/OG Jackson Carman, Clemson
3 (69) EDGE Joseph Ossai, Texas
4 (111) DE Cameron Sample, Tulane
4 (122) DT Tyler Shelvin, LSU
4 (139) OT D’Ante Smith, East Carolina
5 (149) PK Evan McPherson, Florida
6 (190) C Trey Hill, Georgia
6 (202) RB Chris Evans, MIchigan
7 (235) DE Wyatt Hubert, Kansas State

Cincinnati Bengals Draft Analysis: NFL Draft 2022

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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings, Analysis
QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | OTs | OGs & Cs | DEs & Edge | DTs
LBs | Ss | CBs | 50 Greatest Value Draft Picks Ever
NFL Draft by college over last 5 years: 1-130 rankings

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