2023 NFL Draft Recap: Cincinnati Bengals
The 2023 NFL Draft has concluded after months of scrutiny about these prospects, potential landing spots, team and scheme fits, and so on. Now we get to start the entire process all over again now that we have team landing spots for these college prospects with their new NFL teams.
Today, we tackle the Cincinnati Bengals and how they fared in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Cincinnati's 2023 NFL Draft Selections
- Round 1, Pick 28 - Myles Murphy, DE, Clemson
- Round 2, Pick 60 - DJ Turner, CB, Michigan
- Round 3, Pick 95 - Jordan Battle, S, Alabama
- Round 4, Pick 131 - Charlie Jones, WR, Purdue
- Round 5, Pick 163 - Chase Brown, RB, Illinois
- Round 6, Pick 206 - Andrei Iosivas, WR, Princeton
- Round 6, Pick 217 - Brad Robbins, P, Michigan
- Round 7, Pick 246 - DJ Ivey, CB, Miami
The 2023 Fantasy Football Impact
On the offensive side of the ball, the Cincinnati Bengals waited until the fourth round to select wide receiver Charlie Jones. Jones looks to be a kick return specialist in 2023, with the possibility of replacing Tyler Boyd, either by a non-contract renewal or possibly a midseason trade. Jones could be a name to remember for the waiver wire as the season progresses.
In the fifth round, the Bengals selected RB Chase Brown from Illinois. Brown is definitely a name to remember in all formats, as Cincinnati's running back corps has some serious question marks heading into 2023. Brown was a Doak Walker Award finalist, rushing for 1643 yards and 13 total touchdowns in 2022. Joe Mixon could be a cap casualty and Samaje Perine has departed to the Denver Broncos, leaving the door open for a solid role in a top-five offense.
Andrei Iosivas is Christian Watson without any of the hype, coming from Princeton. He's a size and speed monster but is much more raw from a route-running perspective. He does have vertical upside in the passing game, but with the Bengals being pretty shallow in their skill-position rotation and Jones drafted a couple of rounds earlier, it's going to take a lot for Iosivas to get on the field, let alone earn deep targets.
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