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NFL Mock Draft roundup: LB Devin White remains ultra-connected to Bengals

The former LSU linebacker still dominates the Bengals first-round projections, but a new offensive tackle has had his hat thrown in the ring as well.

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The NFL Combine has come and gone, and the stocks of nearly every notable prospect in this year’s NFL Draft has been affected.

The big question on minds of Bengals fans is how the combine impacted the players who will be available at the 11th overall selection. It seems to be a slightly more mixed bag than pre-combine mock drafts, but one name still seems to be the one most draft experts expect to land in Cincinnati.

Devin White out of LSU is still dominating mock drafts for the Bengals. The most recent mocks drafts have Cincinnati picking another player had White already off the board, so they never passed on the linebacker in any of these mock drafts.

There are a few interesting names that were thrown out there in the event that White is picked before Cincinnati gets their chance to draft White. One of those names is an offensive tackle we haven’t seen mocked to the Bengals in the first round yet.

ESPN (Todd McShay): Devin White, Linebacker, LSU

There are a lot of needs here, but White is a three-down ‘backer who can play sideline to sideline. He’s one of my top prospects in the class and really impressed at the combine. The Bengals need a quarterback of the defense, and the value for White is tremendous outside of the top 10. (Chad Reuter): Devin Bush, Linebacker, Michigan

The new regime in Cincinnati may want to start fresh at linebacker. Bush’s height (5-foot-11) won’t scare them off, especially after the blazing speed (4.43 40) and agility he displayed at the combine last weekend.

CBS Sports (Sean Wagner-McGough): Devin White, Linebacker, LSU

A very popular selection, no doubt. The Bengals’ defense was shambolic last season. Vontaze Burfict can’t stay on the field. Vincent Rey is a free agent. The fit is obvious.’s Lance Zierlein’s comparison for White? Myles Jack.

CBS Sports (Chris Trapasso): Andre Dillard, Offensive tackle, Washington State

Dillard had the most impressive combine effort of any offensive tackle, and he locked down the right side of Washington State’s offensive line for years. He’d be an instant starter in Cincinnati.

Pro Football Focus: Devin White, Linebacker, LSU

Everyone wants to see this marriage, as the Bengals need middle-of-the-field speed and White has plenty of it. He improved greatly in 2018, grading at 90.0 overall and 91.6 in coverage.

USA Today: Andre Dillard, Offensive tackle, Washington State

The offensive line was a major culprit in Cincinnati’s second-half demise last year. Dillard would also allow Cordy Glenn to switch to the right side, where he’s likely better suited.

Washington Post: Devin White, Linebacker, LSU

With Vontaze Burfict’s status uncertain, linebacker is a primary need. White made his case to be drafted early even stronger by running a 4.42 at the combine and looking like one of the better linebackers to hit the NFL in the past few years.

Who do you think the Bengals should go with in the first round?