Cincinnati Bengals Mock Draft Roundup 6.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2023 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:

CBS Sports - Chris Trapasso (3/9)

28. Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas

This selection comes after the Bengals move Joe Mixon this offseason. Wouldn't be totally crazy. More firepower in Joe Burrow's offense.

ESPN - Todd McShay (3/7)

28. Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma

The Bengals gave up 44 sacks in 2022, which tied for 20th in the NFL. They also ranked 30th in pass block win rate at a tick above 50%. As they get set to pay quarterback Joe Burrow on a big extension, they might want to do something about reducing the hits on him. Plus, La'el Collins is returning from a torn ACL, and Jonah Williams missed time during the playoffs with a dislocated kneecap, so depth is important. Harrison is tough to shake once he's locked on in pass protection, and he allowed just two sacks over 34 games at Oklahoma (24 starts). - Lance Zierlein (3/7)

28. Matthew Bergeron, OT, Syracuse

Bergeron is a better run blocker than pass protector at this stage in his development, but he's talented and gives the Bengals another option at either tackle spot.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (3/7)

28. Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma

Harrison would be a pick for the present and the future. Because of his experience at both left and right tackle, he could serve as a swing tackle as a rookie while he continues to develop — especially his play strength. Then, with Jonah Williams in the final year of his deal, Harrison also would give the organization a long-term plan at left tackle.

USA Today - Nate Davis (3/7)

28. Bryan Bresee, IDL, Clemson

A guy who can play up and down the line, Bresee (6-6, 298) is too good to pass up here given the impact he could have playing between DEs Trey Hendrickson and Sam Hubbard. And after the health issues and personal adversity, including the death of his sister, Bresee faced with the Tigers, he seems primed to unleash his talent with a new set of stripes.

The 33rd Team (3/7)

28. Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma

The Bills give Josh Allen another weapon at wide receiver. Josh Downs plays bigger than his 5-foot-9 size, and he has a very good burst to separate. He will be a nice fit for the Bills' offense.

Bleacher Report (3/7)

28. Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah

The Cincinnati Bengals can't have enough good weapons. The offense already features Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins, though the tight end position has been an afterthought since Joe Burrow became the starting quarterback. Utah's Dalton Kincaid can add a different dynamic to the scheme.

"Why not add another explosive weapon to one of the most explosive passing offenses in football?" Klassen said. "Kincaid may be slightly undersized [6'4", 246 lbs], but he'd be fine in Cincinnati's shotgun-based system.

"Kincaid's best traits are his open-field movement skills and ball tracking ability, which he complements with all the flexibility necessary to find the ball no matter where it is. With a quarterback such as Burrow, that's a scary combination."

Kindcaid's [sic] all-around skill set is arguably the best among his classmates.

He isn't as big and powerful as Darnell Washington or the same type of downfield threat as Notre Dame's Michael Mayer. Yet he displays very strong hands, extreme toughness when working over the middle of the field (as evidenced by his playing with a broken back in the Pac-12 Championship Game) and a strong willingness to block. That would really help a team that struggles to protect its quarterback.

Touchdown Wire - Doug Farrar (3/6)

28. Darnell Wright, OT, Tennessee

Wright is starting to get some first-round buzz in mocks, and this generally means that we on the outside are starting to catch up with what NFL teams have been thinking for a while.

In the case of Wright, who has played both left and right tackle for the Volunteers, you need look no further than the two-game stretch in which he faced off against Alabama's Will Anderson Jr. and LSU's BJ Ojulari — two of the top edge-rushers in this class — and prevented either one of them from getting anywhere near cornerback Hendon Hooker. I asked Wright about all that when he took his combine podium session, and I was highly impressed with his ability to switch his game to beat two stylistically different edge defenders from week to week. The Bengals would love it if Wright could do that kind of stuff for them.

Los Angeles Times - Sam Farmer (3/4)

28. Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina

The Bengals could use a tight end, but they need someone who can round into a replacement for cornerback Eli Apple.

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