Everyone knows Cincinnati has one of the worst offensive lines in football, so any tackle worth a first or second-round pick should be someone the Bengals take a hard look at. In the case of Ford, most mock drafts have him going in the mid to late first round.
Ford is an athletic and physical prospect with experience at right tackle and right guard, and the Bengals love versatile linemen.
He has a high ceiling, but is also a bit of a developmental prospect, and the team just signed Bobby Hart to a three-year deal that could max out at $21 million. Cordy Glenn’s contract won’t expire until 2020, so it’s hard to see anyone else playing at tackle in 2019, barring injury.
Then you’ve got John Miller and Clint Boling locking down the guard spots, so if Ford is taken, it would likely be with the plan of him starting at tackle eventually.