Draft dominoes so far seem unlikely for Cincinanti Bengals to negotiate fifth choice in the 2021 NFL draft.
As we took a deep dive recently, this is especially the case after the Carolina Panthers swapped for Sam Darnold. Bengals player team director Duke Tobin made an interesting comment about the price drop.
We now have a little more ammunition on this front as well.
While talking about Denver and New England as quarterback candidates, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport noted “… potentially at five, although it is difficult to see Cincinnati moving.”
It is a small but remarkable thing from one of the world’s leading reporters.
And at this point, it is easy to agree, too. Denver is ninth in the order, so this may be too far for the Bengals to move, given their ideal targets. New England is further behind, in 15th position.
If the Bengals stand still in fifth place, they will be guaranteed as Penei Sewell, Kyle Pitts or Ja’Marr Chase – if they are unable to choose between two.
To say that a team will need to offer an incredible acquisition for the fifth choice would be an understatement.