Cincinnati Bengals 7-Round 2022 Mock Draft: Is The Offensive Line Set?

Huskies CB Kyler Gordon. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
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Trey McBride, Senior Bowl, 2022 NFL Draft
2022 NFL Draft, Trey McBride. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

Round 2, 63rd Overall: Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State

The Cincinnati Bengals had some great additions to the roster in free agency, but it didn’t come without losses. The most notable was at tight end, with C.J. Uzomah moving on to the New York Jets. Cincinnati added Hayden Hurst, but that isn’t enough. With Trey McBride on the board, it’s an easy selection.

McBride plays a physical brand of football, whether it be run blocking as an inline/Y tight end or using his size and strength to win at the top of his stems and at the catch point. He has natural hands and has impressive straight line speed. He can become a reliable option over the middle of the field for Burrow early in his career.

Round 3, 95th Overall: Luke Fortner, OL, Kentucky

Even with Cappa and Karras added along the interior, there are still questions. Is Jackson Carman really ready to be a starting left guard? It feels like there are enough questions with his play to still be looking in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Luke Fortner would be a great day two add. Fortner played every position with the Kentucky Wildcats in his time there, but settled in nicely at center. His quickness off the ball and athleticism in space make him a strong zone fit, and he has the size to move over to guard if the Bengals feel confident about their center room.