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PFF predicts perfect first-round pick for Cincinnati Bengals

This would be good.

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The Cincinnati Bengals will have the 18th pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, a three-day event that takes place in April.

While the Bengals will have one of the league’s best rosters entering next season, there will be a myriad of holes that they could potentially fill as well.

Their secondary and offensive line are just a few of the groups that could be targeted. However, there’s one name that many are linking with Cincinnati that could be an even more perfect fit, and that’s Georgia tight end Brock Bowers.

Here’s what Pro Football Focus wrote in their most recent 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

“I am not confident that Bowers will make it out of the top 15 in this draft, but he’s the ideal prospect for the Cincinnati Bengals. Wherever they end up picking, that is likely his floor. Landing spots for even elite tight ends have been tricky to figure out over the years, but Bowers has been as consistently impactful as they come for the past three seasons. He should be a top-20 lock; the question is: how high?” Trevor Sikkema wrote.

The 6-foot-4, 230-pound tight end would fill a missing spot in the Bengals offense. Cincinnati had higher hopes for Irv Smith Jr., who it signed this offseason but never really got much production from.

While Hayden Hurst and CJ Uzomah were both effective and fan-favorite Bengals, neither were true stars with other teams. Bowers has a chance to come in and revitalize the position for Cincinnati.

Browns had an impressive collegiate career, totaling 882 yards as a freshman, 942 yards as a sophomore, and 714 yards as a junior (10 games, not 15 like in each of his first two seasons). He had 13, seven, and six touchdowns, respectively.

He runs routes well, blocks well and can be a solid playmaking option for the Bengals, a team set to potentially lose Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd this offseason. Bowers would replace much of their production and give Cincinnati a superstar at a position it has been void of one in.