Day 2 of the 2015 NFL Draft is here, and the Cincinnati Bengals have three picks in the second and third rounds combined.
After addressing the offensive line with their first pick, expect them to move to the other side of the trenches and get a front-seven play with at least one of their three picks. If you follow the guys at College Football Focus, one guy they've been really high on is Arkansas defensive end Trey Flowers.
He's one of their 10 best players left, and he also fits the mold of what the Bengals like in their ends:
He’s not a pure speed rusher, but he is an every-down threat. Flowers is great against the run and extremely good rushing the passer, which makes it all the more surprising teams are letting a guy slip, who could come in and start Day 1. His 61 quarterback disruptions in the SEC are nothing to be sniffed at, and he had the highest grade of any edge defender against the run. What’s more, he brings with him some versatility, being able to kick inside. An extremely powerful player.
It also just so happens CFF mocked Flowers to the Bengals before the draft kicked off:
21. Cincinnati Bengals - Trey Flowers, Edge, Arkansas
The draft's best run-stopping edge defender, Flowers brings some sneaky pass rush ability as well. Even though he's not explosive off the edge, he finds his way to the quarterback and he was extremely productive in the SEC last season.
Most draft 'experts' have Flowers graded as a second or third-round prospect, so there's a decent chance he's on the board at pick No. 53.