This offseason, the Bengals need to bolster their own pass rush as much as they need to stop the opposing pass rush. Retaining Carl Lawson would be a nice first step in solving this issue, but Lawson is not enough. They need to add pass rushers in free agency and in the NFL draft.
Speaking of the draft, Kansas State defensive end Wyatt Hubert is a name to remember for this year’s class. Per Kellis Robinett of the Kansas City Star, the Bengals were on hand to watch Hubert’s pro day and spoke with him after his workout. Hubert reportedly recorded a time of 7.0 in the three-cone drill.
Following his Pro Day, former K-State defensive end Wyatt Hubert says he has talked to several NFL teams already, including the Bengals, Cardinals and Chiefs.— Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) March 9, 2021
He has actually spoken with KC twice and has another meeting scheduled with them this weekend.
Hubert, a three-year player for the Wildcats, racked up 20 sacks and 34 tackles for loss in 29 games. The now 22-year old finished the 2020 season with Pro Football Focus’ fifth-highest pass rush grade (90.8) after registering 8.5 quarterback takedowns.
Before he got to Kansas State, Hubert was a wrestler and an early graduate from high school. You can learn about that and more in this interview with Justin Melo of The Draft Network.
When the Bengals are on the clock sometime after the first round and they haven’t picked a pass-rusher yet, Hubert would be a logical pick for them to make.