Bengals NFL Draft Target — No. 4: Malachi Corley (Western Kentucky)
Malachi Corley is one of “my guys” from the 2024 NFL Draft. The Western Kentucky product is a game-wrecker for the Hilltoppers. He shows the ability to separate downfield and leave his defender in the dust. Although his top speed is impressive, it is far from the best trait in his arsenal.
After the catch, Corley abuses his opponents. He is similar to Deebo Samuel in that way, as the two become running backs with the ball in their hands. Zac Taylor doesn’t have a weapon like Corley; a field stretcher that can also be a threat after Joe Burrow delivers the pass. He should be available on Day 2, but not very late into it.
Bengals NFL Draft Target — No. 5: Jalen McMillan (Washington)
Keeping with the trend, the “other” Washington wide receiver makes an appearance on the list. Jalen McMillan is similar to Egbuka in the sense that his skill set mirrors Tyler Boyd’s more than Tee Higgins’. Regardless, McMillan is a necessary addition to the Bengals unit.
The Washington star carves defenses up from the slot, regularly shaking free and giving his quarterback an easy target. McMillan boasts sure hands and a deceptive agility with the ball in tow. He may not be Rome Odunze, but it would be a nice consolation prize for Cincinnati if they wait until Day 2 to address wide receiver.