Cincinnati Bengals 2018 NFL Draft

Cincinnati Bengals 2018 NFL Draft

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Cincinnati Bengals 2018 mock drafts, last year draft recap, Cincinnati Bengals draft needs, 2018 draft trades.

GM: Mike Brown

Head Coach: Marvin Lewis

Offensive Coordinator: Ken Zampese

Defensive Coordinator: Paul Guenther

Offensive Scheme: Air Coryell

Defensive Scheme: 4-3

2018 NFL Mock Drafts

DraftBlaster 2018 Mock Draft

Draft Geek 2018 Mock Draft

 

Cincinnati Bengals Previous Draft

1/9 John Ross WR WASHINGTON
2/48 Joe Mixon RB OKLAHOMA
3/73 Jordan Willis DE KANSAS STATE
4/116 Carl Lawson DE AUBURN
4/128 Josh Malone WR TENNESSEE
4/138 Ryan Glasgow DT MICHIGAN
5/153 Jake Elliott K MEMPHIS
5/176 J.J. Dielman C UTAH
6/193 Jordan Evans ILB OKLAHOMA
6/207 Brandon Wilson CB HOUSTON
7/251 Mason Schreck TE BUFFALO

Post Draft Thoughts:

“The Bengals have lost a lot of talent the last few years in free agency and always seem to draft guys that are high on mock drafts. They get a lot of high grades from analysts, but they are always locked into the middle class or below. For some reason, there was talk that the Bengals would be a great spot for Mixon to land as they have handled players like him in the past.  The truth is that they have TAKEN players like that, but they haven’t HANDLED players at all. There are a lot of trendy names in their draft, but from injury concerns, to scheme fit, to character problems, there are problems up and down the board without any discernible plan.  Willis was a steal falling to them there in the 3rd, and Glasgow is a run blocking machine and a great value in the 4th.”

2018 NFL Draft

The Bengals have looked like a different offense since making a change at the offensive coordinator position, and it is a great example of how important scheme and coaching are. The defense is absolutely loaded with talent, and has played well even when the offense faltered.

The problem with the Bengals, and any talk about their talent is that they are the ultimate “8-8” team. As soon as they seem on the precipice of excellence, they start letting talent walk about the door. Cincinnati deserves a lot of credit in terms of the talent that they continually put together in the draft, but in an age of a salary cap and salary floor, their free agency philosophy seems to keep them from getting to that next level of success.

This is a team that needs help on the offensive line. A fatal error in judgment, promoting players to starting positions without earning it, but rather because they are younger and cheaper is not allowing their offensive weapons to flourish. They might be able to correct that with an exceptionally talented tackle prospect that they can find in the draft, as they surely aren’t going to go out and sign one in free agency.

Cincinnati Bengals 2018 NFL Draft Needs

OT, OLB, ILB, S

 

2018 NFL Draft Trades for the Cincinnati Bengals

Round 1
Houston to Cleveland
Kansas City to Buffalo

Round 2
Houston to Cleveland
Los Angeles Rams to Buffalo
New Orleans to San Francisco
Philadelphia to Cleveland
San Francisco to New England
Seattle to New York Jets

Round 3
Buffalo to Carolina
Chicago to San Francisco
Philadelphia to Buffalo
Seattle to Houston

Round 4
Arizona to Chicago
Carolina to Cleveland
Minnesota to Philadelphia to Miami
Minnesota to Philadelphia
Philadelphia to Miami
Pittsburgh to San Francisco
San Francisco to Denver

Round 5
Atlanta to Denver
Dallas to New York Jets
Houston to Seattle
Kansas City to Cleveland
Miami to New Orleans
New England to Seattle
New York Jets to San Francisco
Oakland to Seattle
San Francisco to Pittsburgh
Seattle to Philadelphia

Round 6
Buffalo to Los Angeles Rams
Detroit to Los Angeles Rams
Pittsburgh to Cleveland to Pittsburgh to Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh to Cleveland
Cleveland to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh to Tampa Bay
Seattle to Oakland

Round 7
Kansas City to San Francisco
Los Angeles Chargers to Buffalo
Los Angeles Chargers to Buffalo
Buffalo to Carolina
Minnesota to Seattle
New England to Cincinnati
New England to Seattle
New York Jets to Seattle
Philadelphia to Seattle
Seattle to New York Jets
Seattle to New England
Tampa Bay to Miami

Conditional / Yet to be Have Details Released
Arizona to Kansas City
Arizona to New Orleans
Baltimore to Arizona
Baltimore to Los Angeles Rams
Buffalo to Green Bay
Cincinnati to Jacksonville
Jacksonville to Miami
New England to Philadelphia
New York Giants to Pittsburgh


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