Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Cincinnati Bengals 2024 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 1.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft, we will update our Cincinnati Bengals Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Cincinnati Bengals from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Bengals:

EDSFootball - Kevin Hanson (5/9)

30. Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

Both Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd are scheduled to become free agents next offseason. Even though last year's production (60/760/9) declined year over year from his 2021 true freshman campaign (62/981/12), the speedy wideout has been extremely productive through two seasons and could hear his name called much higher than this with a strong junior season.

CBS Sports - Josh Edwards (5/8)

28. Ja'Tavion Sanders, TE, Texas

Cincinnati adds another pass-catching element to the offense for Joe Burrow.

ESPN - Todd McShay (5/4)

28. Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU

Suamataia is a huge 6-foot-6, 325-pound transfer from Oregon who started 12 games at right tackle last year and allowed just five pressures. Cincinnati cut down on sacks allowed last season (44 against, tied for 20th), but it was 30th in pass block win rate at 50.1%. Signing Orlando Brown Jr. is a big move in the right direction, but will Jonah Williams stick with the team after requesting a trade? Suamataia could slide right in and give the Bengals massive bookends to keep their franchise QB upright.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (5/2)

28. Emeka Egbuka, WR, Ohio State

Ohio State had a pair of first-round receivers (Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave) two years ago, and they might do it again next April. Harrison is a lock, and Egbuka has the athletic and nuanced skills that will appeal to pro teams.

CBS Sports - Ryan Wilson (5/2)

28. TreVeyon Henderson, RB, Ohio State

Two RBs go in the first round in back-to-back drafts -- and the Bengals get insurance if Joe Mixon goes elsewhere.

Fox Sports - Rob Rang (5/1)

28. Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

As with the Cowboys, projecting what the Bengals may do here is difficult as Cincinnati boasts one of the strongest rosters in the league. Depth at wide receiver could be challenging, however, with Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd each entering the final year of their respective contracts. Even Bengals fans still sore about former UW speedster John Ross will appreciate the pro-ready game Odunze offers.

The 33rd Team (5/1)

28. Braelon Allen, RB, Wisconsin

The Badgers' Braelon Allen will be another back to pound the football for the Cincinnati Bengals and take some pressure off of quarterback Joe Burrow. Allen has excellent size and clean feet to plant and drive up the field. He has the strength and toughness to run through arm tackles and will be able to shorten the game in the fourth quarter and close out wins.

PFF - Max Chadwick (5/1)

28. Calen Bullock, S, USC

After losing Jessie Bates III, the Bengals can stand to address the safety position even after taking Daxton Hill in 2022, who can line up at slot corner. Bullock was a first-team All-American for PFF this past season and was the third-most valuable one in the country according to PFF's wins above average metric. His five interceptions tied for fifth among all FBS safeties. He can be the new center fielder in Cincinnati's defense.

For the Win - Christian D'Andrea (4/30)

31. Javon Bullard, S, Georgia

A dynamite cornerback or safety — two positions of need for a Bengals roster that's been hemhorraging veteran talent in 2022. Bullard does a little bit of everything well and was a trustworthy blitzer last fall (3.5 sacks).

USA Today - Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz (4/30)

28. Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

Could the Bengals turn to the Bayou again for an all-LSU passing attack? It sure would be fun to see the electric Nabers team up with past Tiger greats Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase. Cincinnati's real decision at receiver, however, will be in how to handle Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd, who are both set to become free agents next year.

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