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Tyler Shelvin to Bengals in Round 4

The Bengals get nice value in Round 4 by landing a possible future starter on the defensive line.

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With the 122nd pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals have landed LSU Tigers defensive tackle Tyler Shelvin.

This was a solid value pick in the middle of Round 4, as Shelvin had a Round 3-4 draft grade at NFL.com. The 6-3, 350-pound mammoth of a man was actually compared to Baltimore Ravens stud Michael Pierce.

After playing sparingly in his first two seasons, Shelvin broke out in 2019 during the Tigers’ title run alongside current Bengals Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase. Shelvin started in 14 of 15 games while getting 39 tackles, three tackles for losses and two pass breakups. He then opted out of the 2020 season.

Shelvin will obviously be a backup behind Bengals nose tackle DJ Reader, and it’s always good to have a nice backup at that position since guys that big can’t play as many snaps each game as guys at other positions.

Bengals draft picks 2021

  • Round 1, Pick No. 5: LSU WR Ja’Marr Chase
  • Round 2, Pick No. 38: Clemson OL Jackson Carman
  • Round 3, Pick No. 69: Texas LB Joseph Ossai
  • Round 4, Pick No. 111 Tulane DE Cameron Sample
  • Round 4, Pick No. 122 LSU DT Tyler Shelvin
  • Round 4, Pick No. 139 East Carolina OT D’Ante Smith
  • Round 5, Pick No. 149:
  • Round 6, Pick No. 190
  • Round 6, Pick No. 202
  • Round 7, Pick No. 235

The Bengals’ remaining top draft needs are:

OL, LB, TE, CB.

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