Cincinnati Bengals bolster their secondary in this 2023 NFL Mock Draft

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. Running Back. Golden Gophers . Mohamed Ibrahim. 206. player. 852

While the Cincinnati Bengals still have Joe Mixon, they could be losing backup Samaje Perine and Trayveon Williams as both players are set to be free agents. Mixon will be turning 27 before the season and in four of the past five years has had 200 or more carries so finding another running back to manage the workload would make sense.

Mohamed Ibrahim out of Minnesota would be a great player to complement Joe Mixon in this offense. He had two years cut short due to injuries but bounced back in a big way this past season with over 300 carries, 1,665 rushing yards, and 20 rushing touchdowns.

Safety. Panthers . Brandon Hill. 248. player. 866.

For the final pick in this seven round mock draft for the Cincinnati Bengals, they go back to the secondary by drafting safety Brandon Hill out of Pittsburgh. He has been the starter the past two seasons and finished with over 65 total tackles each season with seven passes defended and two forced fumbles.

In addition to Jessie Bates III and Vonn Bell, the Bengals also have Michael Thomas set to be a free agent so adding more than one safety will be important in the 2023 NFL Mock Draft. That is why the selection of Brandon Hill at this point of the NFL Draft makes sense as it helps the depth at the position.