The Bengals use their final draft pick in the 2019 NFL draft to select cornerback Jordan Brown out of South Dakota St.
With Darqueze Dennard on a one-year deal, and the rest of the young cornerbacks on the roster being hold overs from the last coaching staff. It makes sense that the Bengals would add some possible depth at that position. As with most Round 7 players, special teams will be his best chance at making this team and sticking around.
Brown has prototypical height and speed for a cornerback in today’s NFL. He was a former-wide receiver, so his ball skills are better than the typical defensive back. However, despit his size he still struggles in the run and in jump ball situations. He really just needs to fine tune some technical aspects of his game so he doesn’t get out of position when the ball is in the air. Also someone needs to light a fire under him so he gets more aggressive in general.
The Bengals used the draft to address their biggest needs at linebacker and offensive line. They also added two running backs to help complete their stable of backs. Overall the Bengals didn’t leave the 2019 draft with very many holes in their roster. We will have to see who they bring in as undrafted free agents at this point to address their remaining roster spots.
Bengals’ remaining top draft needs:
2019 Bengals Draft Picks
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