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2018 NFL Draft: Best players available for Rounds 2-3

The Bengals filled their most obvious need in the first round by drafting center Billy Price. Who could fall to them in Round 2?

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The first round of the NFL draft never seems to disappoint.

There were plenty of reaches in the first round, including the Steelers taking the safety Terrell Edmunds. Some may even view the Bengals taking center Billy Price as a reach at 21, but you can’t argue the fact that the Bengals just filled a position for at least five years with a talented player.

Of course, this means that several players slipped out of the first round who probably shouldn’t have. Lamar Jackson was a mere pick away before the Ravens traded for the last pick to snatch the quarterback. However, there seems to still be plenty of options for the Bengals at positions of need.

Here is the remainder of SB Nation’s Top 100:

16. Harold Landry, Edge, Boston College

17. Maurice Hurst, DL, Michigan

20. Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa

21. Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

22. Will Hernandez, G, UTEP

23. Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma

29. Connor Williams, OT, Texas

31. Harrison Phillips, DL, Stanford

33. Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma

36. James Daniels, C, Iowa

37. Sam Hubbard, Edge, Ohio State

39. Ronald Jones II, RB, Southern California

40. Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State

41. Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

43. Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn

44. Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama

45. Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State

47. Tim Settle, DL, Virginia Tech

48. Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M

49. Martinas Rankin, OT, Mississippi State

50. Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State

51. James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State

52. Brian O’Neill, OT, Pittsburgh

53. Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis

54. Jessie Bates III, S, Wake Forest

55. Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU

56. Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon

57. Uchenna Nwosu, Edge, Southern California

58. Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn

59. Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado

61. Rashaan Gaulden, CB, Tennessee

62. Arden Key, Edge, LSU

63. Jaylen Samuels, TE/WR/RB/FB, North Carolina State

64. Austin Corbett, G, Nevada

65. Justin Reid, S, Stanford

67. DJ Chark, WR, LSU

68. Braden Smith, G, Auburn

69. Rasheem Green, Edge, Southern California

70. Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas

71. Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan

72. Donte Jackson, CB, LSU

73. Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame

74. Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State

75. Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Edge, Oklahoma

76. Geron Christian, OT, Louisville

77. Darius Leonard, LB, South Carolina State

78. Da’Shawn Hand, DL, Alabama

79. Duke Ejiofor, Edge, Wake Forest

80. P.J. Hall, DL, Sam Houston State

81. Fred Warner, LB, BYU

82. DeShon Elliott, S, Texas

83. Josey Jewell, LB, Iowa

84. Tarvarus McFadden, CB, Florida State

85. Marcus Allen, S, Penn State

86. Nick Nelson, CB, Wisconsin

87. Ian Thomas, TE, Indiana

88. B.J. Hill, DL, North Carolina State

89. Hercules Mata’afa, Edge, Washington State

90. Nick DeLuca, LB, North Dakota State

91. Shaquem Griffin, LB, Central Florida

92. Lorenzo Carter, Edge, Georgia

93. Kemoko Turay, Edge, Rutgers

94. Mason Cole, C, Michigan

95. Josh Sweat, Edge, Florida State

96. Deon Cain, WR, Clemson

97. M.J. Stewart, CB, North Carolina

98. Alex Cappa, OT, Humboldt State

99. Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin

100. Dante Pettis, WR, Washington

According to the list, only eight first-round worthy players remain. Maurice Hurst’s heart issue likely had him slide down team’s boards. Harold Landry seems to have developed a reputation with teams as only a pass rusher, which may have had teams think twice about taking him. Obviously, Orlando Brown shot himself in the foot with his terrible Scouting Combine performance, so it isn’t a shock to see him still available.

With center taken care of, the Bengals have several options as to what they could do with the 46th pick. There is a good chance an offensive lineman like Connor Williams or Will Hernandez will be available if the Bengals opt to double down on linemen. Each of these guys could be instant starters and have an impact next season.

Of course, it seems like the Bengals have toyed with the idea of drafting a safety despite having George Iloka and Shawn Williams. Ronnie Harrison, Jessie Bates and Justin Reid are still out there.

If the Bengals drafted one of them, they could possibly look more into playing a three safety defense that they toyed with when they brought in Eric Reid for a free agency visit. This could help them in coverage on tight ends and running backs, which is something the Bengals have had serious issues with in recent years.

The Bengals could also look for an upgrade next to Geno Atkins by ending Hurst’s fall. If they decide the heart issue is too much for them, someone like Harrison Phillips and Tim Settle are still available. They could at least be nice depth options for the team next season as they grow more into the NFL mold.

There are plenty of second-tier tackles left. Brown is the highest-rated of them on the list, but you shouldn’t be surprised to see several other go ahead of him. Guys like Martinas Rankin and Brian O’Neill have tools that could develop into a starting tackle one day, but they aren’t sure things by a long shot.

Finally, the Bengals could decide to get their Tyler Eifert insurance in the second round. Only Hayden Hurst was selected in the first round, so it should be easy to envision either Dallas Goebert, Mark Andrews, or Mike Gesicki still being around at 46. Andrews is the ideal pass catching tight end in this draft, but the other guys are a little bit more well rounded.

Who do you want to see fall to the Bengals in the second and third rounds?