Even after signing Orlando Brown Jr. and Cody Ford, the Bengals could add another offensive tackle in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Jonah Williams only has one year left on his contract and officially asked to be traded last week.
He may play right tackle for the Bengals this season, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have a backup plan in place.
BYU offensive tackle Blake Freeland is a potential day two target for the Bengals in the 2023 NFL Draft.
The Bengals reportedly put Freeland through an “excruciating workout” according to Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network.
The Saints and Jets also worked closely with Freeland. Pauline believes the 22-year-old will be a top-50 pick in the draft.
The Bengals have the 28th and 60th overall picks. If Freeland falls a bit farther than expected, he could be a potential round two target for Cincinnati.
Blake Freeland is a OT prospect in the 2023 draft class. He scored a 9.82 RAS out of a possible 10.00. This ranked 23 out of 1227 OT from 1987 to 2023. https://t.co/oLbFEGY4px #RAS pic.twitter.com/dT2zHJjQH0
— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) March 6, 2023
He had an impressive showing at the combine and the Bengals are one of the many teams that appear to be eyeing Freeland.