The NFL draft is 29 days away, and the Cincinnati Bengals have veterans at almost every position. Some were critical of Cincinnati’s handling of this free agency, but their current situation allows them to choose the best players available in the draft rather than choosing based on necessity.
The Bengals need added depth at the running back, linebacker and safety positions. Look for them to address these positions first during the draft.
Of course, that is considering they agree to terms with tackle Andre Smith. If Smith can’t be brought back, then offensive tackle would likely join the mix for one of the first three picks.
With many roster spots filled from free agency and the majority of core members locked into active contracts, the Bengals will look to find the appropriate young complements via the draft to join the roster and hopefully get them over the hump.
In order to do so, here’s a look at what I think their draft will look like.
Note: This is considering they use all 10 picks and don’t trade any away.