Bengals seven-round 2024 NFL mock draft sees Jerry Rice’s son land in Cincinnati along with big defensive help


For the past two years, the Cincinnati Bengals have been picking at the bottom of the first round, but that’s going to change this year. 

Going into the 2024 NFL Draft, the Bengals currently hold the 18th overall pick, which is great spot to be in if you’re Cincinnati. With four quarterbacks expected to go off the board before the Bengals make their first pick, it’s almost like they actually have the 14th pick since they’ll get be getting one of the 14 best non-quarterbacks in the draft. 

With four picks in the first three rounds, Cincinnati has a chance to make a lot of noise during the first two days of the draft. 

The Bengals definitely had some big needs going into offseason, but they did a good job of filling several of their biggest needs in free agency, which makes them kind of a mystery going into draft. 

It would make some sense to take an offensive lineman in the first round, but they’re not backed into a corner thanks to the signing of Trent Brown. They could also stand to take a defensive tackle with their first pick, but adding Sheldon Rankins gives them some wiggle room if they want to go another route. The Bengals could also look to take a tight end in the first round (you know, maybe Brock Bowers), but the addition of Mike Gesicki in free agency means they can be patient at that position. 

Basically, the Bengals have put themselves in a spot where they can take the best player available at 18th overall, which should create some fun drama for Bengals fans on the opening night of the draft. 

One thing to keep in mind with the Bengals is that they’ve become pretty unpredictable with their early picks. In both 2022 and 2023, most mock drafts had them taking an offensive lineman with their first-round picks, but that didn’t happen. As a matter of fact, they didn’t take a linemen AT ALL during the first three rounds of EITHER draft.

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Author : John Breech

Publish date : 2024-04-03 13:08:17

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