Needs: CB, OT, DE, C
The Bengals need help at cornerback, where Leon Hall is returning from two Achilles’ tears in three years. Their cornerbacks are getting older (other than Dre Kirkpatrick) and at No. 24 they should be able to address that need. Guys like Bradley Robey, Kyle Fuller and Lamarcus Joyner will almost surely be available at that point in the draft.
After that the team needs to find some depth along the offensive line as it is thin at both tackle and center. A backup quarterback would be a good idea in the late rounds, as would some depth at defensive end in case Margus Hunt doesn’t develop the way the team hopes he will. Unlike others, I’m not too concerned about the safety spots, I think out of Daniel Manning, Reggie Nelson, Geore Iloka and Taylor Mays, two guys will step up and take over.
No. 24 – Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
No. 55 – Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU
No. 71 – Chris Kirksey, OLB, Iowa
No. 88 – William Clarke, DE, West Virginia
Updated needs: OT, G/C