1: QB Joe Burrow, LSU
The Andy Dalton experiment has come to an end. This pick became obvious after telling the media he would play for whoever drafts him after reports came out that he did not want to play in Cincy.
33. EDGE Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State
Other than Chase Young, Gross-Matos is the next best defensive end in the draft. Prototype NFL edge rusher. Instant starter opposite Carlos Dunlap for the Bengal defense.
65. LB Malik Harrison, Ohio State
Germaine Pratt is their only returning LB, who only started 9 games in 2019. The Third Team All American and First Team Big 10 standout should play right away in Cincy.
107. IOL Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin
The nations top center in the 4th round is pretty solid value for a pretty weak offensive line. Trey Hopkins started at center last year after 3 years at guard. The plan here would be to move Hopkins back to his guard spot and get another day one starter in the 2020 draft.
147. DT Bravvion Roy, Baylor
One of the strongest players on Baylor's top 10 finish season. At 330 pounds, Roy should give solid DT depth to any NFL team next season and Cincy is definitely lacking behind aging Geno Atkins.
180. OT Justin Herron, Wake Forest
Three year starter in the ACC, earning All ACC honors at a Junior. With 2019 1st Round pick, Jonah Williams, locking up the LT spot, Herron can step in to back up either side or even give Bobby Hart some competition for playing time at the RT spot.
215. S Shyheim Carter, Alabama
Cincy spent some cash on Trae Waynes and Mack Alexander to bolster the corner position in free agency. Current safety starters are Shawn Williams & Jessie Bates... (?)