The Bengals essentially sat out the entire sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, but that doesn’t mean that the team has sat on their hands for Saturday. After making four intriguing picks in rounds 4 and 5, Cincinnati took some time off before ending the weekend on a strong note.
The Bengals have addressed a number of needs, particularly in the first couple of rounds, but they ended up getting creative on Saturday. Whether it was in their taking of a running back or two defensive backs, Marvin Lewis and Co. are looking for big plays and Logan Woodside brought it for the University of Toledo.
Quarterback, among other needs were on the slate for needs in 2018, were up for grabs for the Bengals for improvement.
As common throughout the draft, Cincinnati looked to the southeast for players. After Mark Walton was selected in the third round. tackle Rod Taylor from Ole Miss and height/weight/speed guy, Auden Tate, was the pick to round out the team’s draft class.
Thoughts on Logan Woodside:
The Bengals select Toledo QB Logan Woodside. He can throw the deep ball! pic.twitter.com/ViakhEseMX— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) April 28, 2018
#DraftxESPN— NFLLive_esp (@NFLLive_esp) April 28, 2018
245- (Saints) Will Clapp (C LSU)
246- (Steelers) Joshua Frazier (DT Alabama)
247- (Jaguars) Logan Cooke (P Mississippi St.)
248- (Packers) Kendall Donnerson (EDGE Southeast Missouri)
249- (Bengals) Logan Woodside (QB Toledo)
A sleeper I thought would be gone now. Coaches love his natural passing ability and productivity. But he’s undersized, from a small school, didn’t finish the strongest. Remember this name for preseason. https://t.co/RunOJUcNlh— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 28, 2018
Logan Whiteside was my QB #8 in this draft. Good arm and goes through his progressions. Doesn’t overly shine, but rarely has a bad game. I like him as a potential #2 or #3 QB for the #Bengals— Shane P. Hallam (@ShanePHallam) April 28, 2018
Rod Taylor pick and thoughts:
So the two former Callaway and Ole Miss teammates, Breeland Speaks and Rod Taylor, get drafted a day apart. https://t.co/M2MbBilL12— Antonio Morales (@AntonioCMorales) April 28, 2018
Bengals’ pick of Auden Tate:
I was all ready to press send on a tweet that said, I’ve never liked Auden Tate and his athletic testing didn’t help him, but there’s no way there are 255 players who are better or could help NFL teams more.— Brad McDaniel (@DFF_BMack) April 28, 2018
The Cincinnati Bengals add Florida State WR Auden Tate. Tate tied for 8th in the nation with a catch percentage of 64.0 when facing press coverage.— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) April 28, 2018
Slipped a lot throughout the draft process, but Auden Tate is still a red zone specialist. Has a chance to be productive in #FantasyFootball #Bengals— Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) April 28, 2018
Auden Tate 2018 #NFLDraft Profile https://t.co/Vsy6abD9Gh via @Fantrax with @GridironSchol91
The Bengals see Auden Tate as a wide receiver, not as a tight end— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) April 28, 2018
Auden Tate is a fun last pick— Nick Crago (@FearDaTiger009) April 28, 2018
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