Cincinnati Bengals NFL draft picks 2021: Evaluation for each choice – Cincinnati Bengals Weblog

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The 2021 NFL draft took place from April 29th to May 1st Cincinnati Bengals‘Draft pick is analyzed here.

After last season’s virtual draft, Cleveland hosted celebrations this year with a handful of potential draft picks that were in place and socially distant due to COVID-19.

Here’s a pick-by-pick look at how each player picked Cincinnati will fit.

Round 1, No. 5 in total: Yeah, ‘Mar Chase, WR, LSU

LSU recipient Ja’Marr Chase is reunited with former teammate Joe Burrow in Cincinnati. John Korduner / Icon Sportswire

My Opinion: Chase has been a trend for the Bengals over the past few weeks. He was dominant at LSU, winning the Biletnikoff Award in 2019 for the best broadband receiver in college football. Any performance concerns related to Chase after signing out of the 2020 season were quickly resolved when he put on a show on LSU’s pro day. Chase’s selection shows that Cincinnati is committed to a dynamic passing attack. Last year, Cincinnati designed Clemson’s Tea Higgins in the second round. As a rookie, Higgins was the team’s lead recipient in 2020. The Bengals give Cincinnati the quarterback for their sophomore year Joe Burrow another great playmaker. Speaking of the burrow …

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Reigniting Bayou Magic ?: Chase’s choice is a powerful combination. In 2019, Burrow and Chase had an absolute rift to lead LSU to an undefeated season and national championship. Chase led the power five by getting yards and touchdowns. During pre-draft setup, both players stated that they wouldn’t mind playing with each other again. Drafting Chase also shows the team is heavily invested in Burrow, who appears to have recovered well from a knee injury that ended a promising rookie season. Designing another key player from this title-winning LSU team could also help instill a successful culture for a franchise that hasn’t had much of it lately. The Bengals have scored six wins in the past two years and have not played any playoffs since 2016.

Big Play Threat: It’s no secret that the Bengals faced major passing games in 2020. Last season, Cincinnati had 15 deals from 20 or more aerodromes, according to NFL Next Gen, which ranked 26th in the NFL. At LSU, Chase demonstrated the ability to make big outside games and make controversial catches. Chase averaged 21.19 yards per reception, good for third place among all Power Five receivers in 2019. That season, Chase also had 721 yards after the catch, the sixth highest in the Power Five. The built-in chemistry between Chase and Burrow could help solve the Bengals’ problems. But it also gives them another dynamic outside receiver that could make the Bengals’ offense one of the most powerful in the NFL.

Round 2, No. 46 in total: Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson

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Check out the highlights of Clemson’s dominant attack on Jackson Carman.

My Opinion: The Bengals traded against Carman and got much needed help on the offensive line. Carman played a left attack for the Tigers and will fight for a spot straight away, according to Bengal’s coach Zac Taylor. That being said, Carman also gives Cincinnati some positional flexibility and could potentially be tackled at some point in his career. Carman is from Fairfield, Ohio, less than 30 miles from downtown Cincinnati.

Round 3, No. 69 overall: Joseph Ossai, DE, Texas

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Check out the best highlights from Texas LB Joseph Ossai’s college career.

My Point of View: The Bengals continue the trend of satisfying needs in the first two days of design. Ossai gives Cincinnati a young edge rusher, a much-needed position given the current status of the squad. The former Longhorn had its most productive season in 2020 with 5.5 sacks and 15.5 tackles against losses. Ossai will add instant depth to the Bengals and be able to battle for game time as a rookie. Cincinnati ended 2021 with a league low of 17 sacks. Ossai has the ability to develop into an effective edge breaker.

Round 4, No. 111 overall: Cameron rehearsal, DE, Tulane

My attitude: The Bengals take an edge rusher with back-to-back picks. After ingestion Joseph OssaiThe Bengals chose Sample with their first choice in the fourth round. Cincinnati hasn’t had any good, effective edge breakers in the past few years. That problem was made worse this off-season when the Bengals were unable to re-sign the 2017 Draft Pick Carl Lawson in free agency. Last year Cincinnati drafted linebackers Logan Wilson and Akeem Davis-Gaither in the third round. This year, the Bengals are doing the same at the end of the defensive, adding some much-needed youth on the defense.

Round 4, No. 122 in total: Tyler Shelvin, DT, LSU

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Check out the best highlights from DT Tyler Shelvin’s college career in the US state of Louisiana.

My Opinion: The Bengals continue their line of defense choices. This time, after two defensive goals, the Bengals choose another LSU product in Shelvin that has withdrawn from the 2020 season. In two years with the Tigers, Shelvin only had 1.5 sacks, which suggests he won’t be a high pressure player but will plug gaps in the interior. Shelvin will be a rotation player behind it DJ reader and Larry Ogunjobi.

Round 4, No. 139 in total: D’Ante Smith, OT, East Carolina

My Mindset: Cincinnati used their three picks for the fourth round to solidify their lines. After the Bengals get two defenders, they are attacked offensively at the end of the round. The Bengali can use depth at this position to consolidate their long-term future. Smith was a three year old starter for the Pirates but suffered an unknown injury at the end of the season in 2020.

Round 5, No. 149 in total: Evan McPherson, K, Florida

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The new Bengals draft pick, kicker Evan McPherson, showed off his skills with a perfect kick that twisted the cap on a water bottle.

My Opinion: The Bengals decide on a kicker pretty early on the 3rd day. Cincinnati’s kick situation was in limbo last season after that Randy Bullock lost his duties and was replaced by Austin Seibertthat was cut from the Cleveland Browns earlier in the season. In 2020, McPherson was 17 out of 22 in field goals, setting a school record with four marks taller than 50 meters. After a few depth selections, the Bengals use their round five selection for a certified starter.

Round 6, No. 190 in total: Trey Hill, C, Georgia

My Opinion: Cincinnati gets an indoor offensive lineman in the rounds when teams are looking for depth. According to a report, Hill started eight games for Georgia last season before he needed surgery to repair both knees. Trey Hopkins and Billy Price are currently the top centers of the team. Hill seems like an unlikely candidate to be a starter over the next couple of seasons, but is expected to add some depth to the veterans.

Round 6, No. 202 in total: Chris Evans, RB, Michigan

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Check out the best highlights from Michigan RB Chris Evans’ college career.

My Opinion: Cincinnati was looking for a backlash after releasing a veteran The young Bernard Tidy up the cap room. Bernard did a lot of dirty work on the Bengals offensive, including lightning pickup on third downs, and was a capable rusher and receive option. Evans struggled with injuries in 2018 and was banned for all of 2019 due to academic issues. He had modest numbers in 2020 (16 carry places for 73 yards, 9 catches for 87 yards) and will be looking to regain his early form with the Wolverines.

Round 7, No. 235 in total: Wyatt Hubert, DE, State of Kansas

My take: Cincinnati is closing the draft with its third edge breaker. It is clear that the Bengals have identified the defensive end as a position that needs to be addressed. Cincinnati looked similar to linebackers in 2020 when the Bengals drafted three of these in the same rounds – the third, fourth, and seventh. Hubert had his best season in a shortened year 2020. He finished with 8.5 sacks and 13 tackles for the loss. He declared early on after being an All-Big 12 first-team selection.