By Marcus Mosher | | 3 mins
Cincinnati Bengals NFL Draft Odds: Priority Protect Joe Burrow
The Bengals came within just a play or two of winning the Super Bowl last season. However, they had an incredible run through the playoffs, defeating the Raiders, Titans and Chiefs. With Joe Burrow under center, the Bengals look like a legitimate Super Bowl threat for years to come and they are available around +1800 to win Super Bowl 57 on NFL futures markets.
With the AFC being as competitive as ever, they need to nail their draft class to stay atop the conference. But who might they pick in Round 1 and who is the current favorite to be the selection at No. 31?
Take a look at who the Bengals are most likely to pick at No. 31 via Adam Thompson, our NFL oddsmaker at Bookies.com:
Cincinnati Bengals 1st Round Pick Odds (No. 31)
|Tyler Linderbaum, C||Iowa||+300|
|Andrew Booth, CB||Clemson||+375|
|Kaiir Elam, CB||Florida||+400|
|Bernhard Raimann, T||CMU||+550|
|Zion Johnson, G||Boston College||+600|
|Daxton Hill, S||Michigan||+600|
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Who Will The Bengals Take In The NFL Draft?
Going into the offseason, it felt like a near-lock that the Bengals would use their top pick on an offensive lineman. But after signing La’el Collins, Ted Karras and Alex Cappa, it’s not necessarily certain that the Bengals will go in that direction any longer.
One player that would fit perfectly in Cincinnati would be Zion Johnson (Boston College). He’s got multiple years of starting experience at both tackle and guard. And Johnson also played center at the Senior Bowl, which helped elevate his draft stock.
If he fell to pick No. 31, this would be one of the easiest selections the Bengals could ever make. He would complete their offensive line rebuild and give them another high-quality starter that should be able to protect Joe Burrow.
But with all of the resources the Bengals have spent on their offensive line this offseason, it wouldn’t be a shock to see them use their top pick on defense. The Bengals could use more cornerback help and that’s where Andrew Booth (Clemson) would make sense. He’s got good size and feet, but needs to improve his tackling. Still, he projects as a Day 1 cornerback that could start on the outside, opposite of Chidobe Awuzie.
Complete List of Bengals 2022 Draft Picks
- Round 1 (Pick 31)
- Round 2 (Pick 63)
- Round 3 (Pick 95)
- Round 4 (Pick 136)
- Round 5 (Pick 174)
- Round 6 (Pick 209)
- Round 7 (Pick 226)
- Round 7 (Pick 252)
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