The Bengals are going to upgrade their defensive line this offseason.
That's why it comes as no surprise SB Nation's latest mock draft has them taking Oregon defensive lineman Erik Armstead with the 21st overall pick. He'd be a great fit in Cincinnati's 4-3 defense, as he can play multiple spots on the line to give Cincinnati the versatility they like their lineman to have.
However, their latest mock is a 2-rounder that also has them taking MIami's Phillip Dorsett in the second round to upgrade what was a putrid receiving corps by last season's end.
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Arik Armstead, DE, Oregon
The Bengals need to find a way to generate more of a pass rush next season, and the way this draft has played out, Armstead is the best option to do so. He may be coming out of a 3-4 defense at Oregon, but he's just athletic enough to fit into a 4-3. Armstead would offer the Bengals a player who can play inside and out, giving them an intimidating presence up front.
53. Cincinnati Bengals: Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami
The Bengals need a good speed receiver to open up the field. Dorsett is the perfect fit for that role.
Taking Dorsett would go with what Geoff Hobson report earlier this week, saying the Bengals were "looking to add depth with a receiver that is a vertical threat, but that seems to be more of a draft question."
Dorsett fits that bill as a deep threat; he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.33 seconds at the scouting combine and he's one of, if not the best deep-ball receiver in this draft.