Frank Ragnow is regarded as one of the top centers in this year’s NFL Draft. Some even think he’s the best center in this year’s draft. He’s actually got extensive experience at offensive guard and center during his college career, so he’s someone that should find a role with the Bengals as soon as Game 1 of his rookie season.
As a sophomore in 2015, Ragnow started all 13 games at right guard. Then in 2016, he started 12 games at center and one art right guard.
As a senior this past season, Ragnow started every game at center and was Pro Football Focus’ top FBS offensive lineman with a 93.7 overall grade.
That’s why there’s talk of Ragnow sneaking into the end of Round 1, and it’s not out of the question he could go as high as No. 21 to the Bengals. It would be a reach, but it would also address the biggest hole on the roster right now. Ideally, the Bengals would be able to get him early in Round 2.
If the Bengals want to add another backup quarterback, Austin Allen is projected to go late in Day 3 or undrafted. Over the past two seasons, Allen has thrown for 4,957 yards, 35 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. He was actually benched this past season, so it’s hard to see him being drafted.
Another late round/undrafted prospect to keep an eye on is cornerback Henre’ Toliver. As a senior in 2017, Toliver, started all 12 games at cornerback and tied for the team lead in interceptions (3) and pass breakups (8). He also racked up 43 tackles and one fumble returned for a touchdown.