Bengals still need defensive line help on draft's 3rd day

Published May. 2, 2015 2:03 a.m. EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals just missed on one defensive tackle they wanted. They have five more picks in Saturday's final four rounds to fix it.

Cincinnati, which finished last in the league in sacks while tackle Geno Smith struggled in his first season back from ACL surgery, went into the draft hoping to land an impact tackle. Instead, they picked Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi in Thursday's first round and Oregon offensive tackle Jake Fisher, Rutgers tight end Tyler Kroft and Texas Christian inside linebacker Paul Dawson on Friday night.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis admitted that they had Oklahoma defensive tackle Jordan Phillips ranked right next to Fisher, but Miami took Phillips one pick before the Bengals' turn.

Cincinnati also would like to add depth at receiver.


The Bengals received a second fourth-round pick as compensation for losing offensive lineman Anthony Collins after the 2013 season.