Bengals NFL Draft Target — No. 2: Emeka Egbuka (Ohio State)
If the Bengals cannot draft one Ohio State wideout, how about the “other” one? Emeka Egbuka is a polished route runner who excels at creating separation while working downfield. He is bigger than he plays, profiling as a potential big slot on Sundays. Egbuka is not quite the athlete of Odunze, but the Buckeye alum displays more refinement. He is like a souped-up Tyler Boyd, another Cincinnati pass catcher with an expiring contract.
Bengals NFL Draft Target — No. 3: Troy Franklin (Oregon)
A player quickly rising up the 2024 NFL Draft rankings is Oregon star Troy Franklin. The 6-foot-3 pass catcher wins with blazing speed; anyone can see that when they turn on his tape. Franklin’s 4.3 speed is his calling card, but his competitiveness at the catch point makes him a fringe first-round prospect.
If Franklin can add more weight to his lanky frame, the sky is the limit, especially opposite Ja’Marr Chase. Keep an eye on the Ducks for the remainder of the season; Troy Franklin might secure a spot on Day 1 when things are all said and done. Joe Burrow would turn him into a true superstar.