Andy Dalton has enjoyed having more weapons to throw to, but there's a chance he could lose some this offseason, as Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu will both be impending free agents. The Bengals don't have much depth at receiver, as we saw last year, so they'll probably have to spend multiple resources on improving this area.
Pick change; previously Shilique Calhoun, DE
Rd. 2, Pk. 28
Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska
The Bengals need to bolster the interior of their defensive line, as Domata Peko is no longer the same player he once was.
Pick change; previously Cameron Sutton, CB
Rd. 3, Pk. 28
De'Runnya Wilson, WR, Mississippi State
As I wrote back in Round 1, both Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu will be impending free agents in March. It's doubtful that they'll both be sticking around, and receiving depth needs to be bolstered.
The Bengals have Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu in the last year of their contracts after signing a massive new contract for A.J. Green. Cincinnati could be outbid for Jones and Sanu, so adding a young receiver to complement Green could be a need for the Bengals.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Coleman is said to run the 40-yard dash in the 4.3s, and he could be the top speed receiver for the 2016 NFL Draft. Less than halfway through the year, Corey Coleman set a school record for touchdown catches in a single season. He has 61 receptions for 1,229 yards and 20 touchdowns so far in 2015. As a sophomore, Coleman totaled 64 catches for 1,119 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Pick change; previously Adolphus Washington, DT
Rd. 2, Pk. 30
Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State
The Bengals go with the best player available and grab some linebacker competition and depth.
In 2015, Lee has 45 tackles with 7.5 for a loss, 2.5 sacks, two passes broken up, one forced fumble and one interception - returned 41 yards for a touchdown. The 6-foot-2, 228-pounder was the Buckeyes' replacement for Ryan Shazier in 2014, and while Lee wasn't as good as Shazier, Lee had a superb debut for Ohio State with plenty of upside to make strides in the future. He totaled 81 tackles with 16.5 tackles for a loss, three passes broken up, two interceptions and 7.5 sacks for the season.
Pick change; previously Demarcus Robinson, WR
Rd. 3, Pk. 30
Chris Jones, DT/3-4DE, Mississippi State
The Bengals have doubled-up on positions in the past and could lose both Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones in free agency.
Jones has 35 tackles with six for a loss, 2.5 sacks and a pass batted so far in 2015. Last year, he recorded 26 tackles with three sacks and two passes batted. Jones commanded a lot of blocking attention in 2014, and that helped free up teammates Preston Smith and Caleb Eulls. Jones showed some serious potential as a true freshman in 2013, totaling 32 tackles with seven tackles for a loss, three sacks and three passes broken up. The 6-foot-5, 300-pounder has the ability to play defensive end and tackle.
Okay. This is kind of a weird, but very intriguing pick. The Bengals are in a position to take whomever they want at this stage, so they grab someone surprisingly mobile for a 6’8” defensive end. He can rotate with Cincinnati’s 2 main edge rushers and come off the edge with power, while potentially spelling the starting defensive tackles to keep them fresh. He has a lot of upside and the Bengals can afford to make this pick, but Oakman is still a risky selection, since NFL level tackles could find ways to handle him with ease compared to some other prospects.