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Bengals Twitter reactions to Jackson Carman and Joseph Ossai selections

The Bengals get a couple of contributors on Day 2, but how are fans and media feeling?

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The Cincinnati Bengals left plenty of work to be done after getting one of the best players in the draft by selectin wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase in Round 1. They clearly had a hole left along the offensive line, and they decided to trade back from their first pick on Day 2, and they still ended up with their guy, Clemson Tigers offensive lineman Jackson Carman.

Cincinnati followed up that pick by stealing Texas Longhorns edge defender Joseph Ossai at pick No. 69. He may end up turning into quite the steal, as he will quickly work his way into the pass-rushing rotation that was in dire need of another body.

Carman worth the wait

There are some that weren’t thrilled about the Bengals trading back and ultimately selecting Carman. There are still plenty of others excited to get the hometown kid back in Cincinnati.

It also looks like Carman’s friends and family are excited he gets to stick around.

One of the biggest fans of the pick may be running back Joe Mixon who seems happy to finally get back to having some daylight to run behind. This is following up him going nits over the Bengals adding Chase in Round 1. Wide receiver Tee Higgins also was quick to welcome his former teammate at Clemson to his new team.

How does the pick look?

There seems to be a pretty polarizing opinion regarding Carman. Some absolutely hated the pick. There are others that say he could end up being one of the best guards of the draft. At the end of the day, it seems like the state of this offensive line is in offensive line coach Frank Pollack’s hands.

Taking Ossai

The Bengals waited around and won over some fans by stealing Ossai in Round 3. He is a pass rusher who moved from inside linebacker to the edge later in his career. He has a very high ceiling, and he is a developmental player who could quickly find more and more snaps.

This pick gathered plenty of praise.

Value means everything during the NFL draft, and some felt the team reached for Carman. It begs the question. What if Cincinnati had flipped these picks?

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