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Former Bengals OL coach says team should draft Josh Jones; 2 mock drafts agree

Jones is arguably the best player available for the Bengals in Round 2.

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The Bengals are on the clock as Round 2 of the NFL Draft kicks off tonight, and there are still some very promising prospects on the board.

Arguably the best of them all is Houston Cougars tackle Josh Jones, who was projected as a first-round pick by many experts leading into the draft. Jones ultimately didn’t hear his name called on Day 1, but he’d still be a great value pick with the 33rd overall selection, not to mention he may very well be the best player available, and who doesn’t like the BPA approach?

Former Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander says Jones is exactly who Cincinnati should take.

Alexander spent over two decades coaching the Bengals offensive line, and while it didn’t end greatly, he developed a lot of quality linemen in Cincinnati and built several great offensive lines.

It would be great to see the Bengals improve their offensive line and provide better protection for No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow, and Jones as the potential to be an impact starter next season.

And Alexander isn’t the only one who thinks Jones should be the pick. Dane Brugler of The Athletic and Dan Kadar of SB Nation both have Jones projected to Cincinnati. Kadar actually has Jones ranked 21st overall in the entire draft class.

Would you be happy with the Bengals taking Josh Jones with the 33rd overall pick? Let us know in the comments section!