The Cincinnati Bengals made the AFC Championship game for the second year in a row in 2022 and should look to continue their push for a Super Bowl. The Bengals are going to win a Super Bowl very soon, and it’ll be because of their star quarterback, Joe Burrow.
The Bengals did lose a bit of playmakers on defense this offseason, but they were able to upgrade along the offensive line in Orlando Brown Jr.
They need to beef up their defense a bit and perhaps add another body or two along the offensive line, but their needs are obvious and shouldn’t be too difficult to fill.
Cincinnati Bengals’ Mock Draft: Protecting Joe Burrow
28th overall: Darnell Wright, OT, Tennessee
The Bengals getting their new right tackle is excellent news, picking Darnell Wright with their 28th overall selection. The team will likely trade Jonah Williams and will probably release La’el Collins, who wasn’t playing well in 2022.
Wright gives them a true long-term option at (W)right tackle.
60th overall: Keion White, EDGE, Georgia Tech
Getting better along the defensive front would be a wise idea for the Cincinnati Bengals. Their defense is savvy, but not elite, so perhaps an addition like this can help them take a big step.
92nd overall: Jartavius Martin, CB, Illinois
The Bengals need to add to their cornerback room in 2023 which features Chido Awuzie, Cam Taylor-Britt, and Mike Hilton. Martin likely starts out as a depth piece but could develop into a starting CB for the Bengals.
131st overall: Sean Tucker, RB, Syracuse
The Bengals might not have Joe Mixon on their roster for 2023, so trying to replace Mixon might be a smart idea with a mid-round pick in Sean Tucker.
163rd overall: Will Mallory, TE, Miami (FL)
206th overall: Juice Scruggs, OC, Penn State
246th overall: Xavier Henderson, S, Michigan State
I think the Bengals can easily get back to the AFC Championship game for the third straight year in 2023. They added some help at tight end, more help along the offensive line, and being that they lost their two starting safeties this offseason, adding Xavier Henderson also makes a lot of sense.