Bengals tried to trade up for more offensive line help


There was a run on offensive linemen in the second round, and the Bengals tried to get in on it.

But when they were unable to, they eventually went the other direction.

According to Geoff Hobson of the team’s official website, the Bengals tried to trade up from the 42nd overall pick to get in on the action, but weren’t able to make the deal.

At the top of the second round, the Jaguars took Florida tackle Jawaan Taylor 35th overall, the Panthers took Ole Miss tackle Greg Little 37th, and the Bills took Oklahoma tackle Cody Ford 38th, and all three traded up to do so.

The Jaguars gave up their fourth-rounder to move up three spots, and got Oakland’s fifth- and seventh-rounders back. The Panthers gave up their third to move up 10 spots. The Bills gave the Raiders a fifth to move up two spots.

But rather than giving up future assets, the Bengals instead traded the 42nd overall pick to the Broncos, picking up a fourth and a sixth for moving down 10 spots.

It’s interesting that the tackle market appealed to them so much. They traded for Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn a year ago, and extended right tackle Bobby Hart this offseason. Williams can play guard as well so he gives them some flexibility, but trying to put another tackle in that mix suggests they’re still unsure about what they have up front.

11 responses to “Bengals tried to trade up for more offensive line help

  1. The help the Giants need were available but Gettleman was too smart to draft any OL help to protect an aging Eli!

  2. I`m not surprised at all. Glenn,Hart & Perkins where the only tackles on the roster so i expected them to draft 2 and was hoping 1 of those 3 would be there at 42. They normally carry 4 and Perkins shouldn`t be counted on. It sounds like they think Jordan can play some RT and we know Boling can play a little LT so they may have to go with 3 now but i wanted 2 all along.

  3. Mayock and the Raiders dropped back two picks later in the 4th round. Thinking that Dallas wouldn’t be taking a guard. Then the Bengals moved up to Dallas spot and took G-C Michael Jordan from Ohio State. Who would have been Oakland’s pick. That took the Raiders pick down to about a minute left before they finally settled on TE Foster Moreau from LSU.

  4. jmscooby says:

    April 28, 2019 at 6:38 pm



    The Bengals 1st round pick this year.

  5. Rebuild the lines first. Solid strategy with the new coach.

    If Dalton thrives under Taylor in a way he never has before you extend him. If not you’ve got a lot better line built for a young day one qb to learn behind (I think Finley is a career backup and that if the season goes sour they go get a starter in the draft)

  6. Nothing new here………..

    The Bengals tried to go get a bull guard last year in Hernandez, but the Giants took him, and this year they tried to trade up and go get Cody Ford and couldn’t get it done.

    This tells me they have already made the decision on not trying to re-sign Clint Boling next year, just like they let Whitworth and Zeitler walk……..

  7. jm91rs says:
    April 28, 2019 at 6:35 pm
    Bobby Hart is terrible. His extension may be the worst move I’ve ever seen.


    First off, I’m not saying Bobby Hart is great. However, you can’t look at his deal in a vacuum. They had no idea what would be available to them in the draft. The affordable, available options in free agency weren’t there. But someone has to play that position, right? So they signed him to what seems like a huge contract. However, when you look at the deal, it’s really not a bad one for the team. If he’s cut after this year it’s only a $2 million cap hit. That’s not a contract that will set the team back years if they find their newest additions are superior.

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