The Cincinnati Bengals have some big question marks on their roster, and the biggest hole maybe at quarterback/back-up quarterback. There has been some chatter about them adding a veteran quarterback to compete, but we are going to try to find five small school prospects that can come in right away and help the Bengals right the ship. With a new head coach the Bengals are looking to build their offensive up. So we feel their biggest needs are offensive tackle, offensive guard, tight end, quarterback and linebacker. So let’s get started!
Joshua Miles, OT, Morgan State – Joshua Miles is one of the most underrated players in this draft. He has the athletic skill set to be a starting offensive tackle for the next several years in the NFL. Miles played at the East/West Shrine Game and earned an invite to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. The Bengals would need to use a draft pick to select Miles, but he could be a starter and someone to keep their quarterback upright for years.
Patrick Kilcommons, OG/OC, Dartmouth – If you are following these articles I have put on the site, you will notice that I love the IVY League’s offensive lineman this year. Kilcommons was the starting center for Dartmouth but I feel he can play any interior position. He played right tackle in high school and his twin brother John was on his team at Dartmouth. This kid is nasty, and will likely be a priority free agent.
Seth Hebert, TE, Central Missouri – Many have not heard of Central Missouri and that is the way I like it. I love finding sleepers with talent. Hebert is a great pass catcher and while he may need a little help at blocking the Bengals could use another Eifert type, who can stay healthy. Remember the name come draft time.
Easton Stick, QB, North Dakota State – One of the best quarterbacks in the NFL Draft and with the uncertainty of Andy Dalton and the addition of Zac Taylor as their head coach this move makes sense. Bengals will have to use a draft pick on Stick, but he could be a huge steal for them. Stick is a playmaker with great touch.
Josh Buss, LB, Montana – Buss is a 6020 linebacker and while he may need to add a few pounds he is not afraid of lighting up the opposing offense. Buss is likely a late round guy, but we feel he could be overlooked because of his weight. If he does go undrafted this would be a huge steal for the Bengals.