Ford will likely be someone the Bengals consider with the 11th overall pick."The NFL Draft is closing in fast Trayveon Williams Jersey 2019 , and the Bengals continue to meet with prospects in contention for the 11th overall pick.The latest is Oklahoma Sooners tackle Cody Ford, according to Tom Pelissero. Bengals head coach Zac Taylor attended the Oklahoma pro day, so he’s already gotten an up-close look at Ford. Everyone knows Cincinnati has one of the worst offensive lines in football, so any tackle worth a first or second-round pick should be someone the Bengals take a hard look at. In the case of Ford, most mock drafts have him going in the mid to late first round. Ford is an athletic and physical prospect with experience at right tackle and right guard, and the Bengals love versatile linemen. He has a high ceiling, but is also a bit of a developmental prospect Color Rush Trayveon Williams Jersey , and the team just signed Bobby Hart to a three-year deal that could max out at $21 million. Cordy Glenn’s contract won’t expire until 2020, so it’s hard to see anyone else playing at tackle in 2019, barring injury. Then you’ve got John Miller and Clint Boling locking down the guard spots, so if Ford is taken, it would likely be with the plan of him starting at tackle eventually. The Bengals running back room just got a lot bigger, and this is a very good sign."Joe Mixon had an excellent year running the football in 2018. He is a patient runner who can find cutback lanes in zone schemes, but has the power to convert in short yardage situations. He is an excellent receiver out of the backfield Cheap Trayveon Williams Jersey , but was not trusted in pass protection last season. That is where Giovani Bernard came in handy. Bernard lacks size, but is a shifty back with speed and is a talented pass catcher. He was always on the field at the end of the game, when it mattered most because of his skill as a pass blocker.Both Mixon and Bernard are skilled backs, but they possess different sets of skills. Bernard’s ability to protect the quarterback sets him apart while Mixon (who is 6-1 220 compared to Bernard’s 5-9 205) is more of the workhorse.When Mixon missed some time last season, the Bengals struggled because Bernard could not do the things that the team had been asking of Mixon. At the same time, with Bernard out of the lineup, Mixon struggled to fill his role. That is why in the 2019 NFL Draft the Bengals selected not one Trayveon Williams Jersey Womens , but two running backs.First, they took Trayveon Williams from Texas A&M. Williams is the same size as Bernard and despite that perceived disadvantage, he was actually used as a workhorse for the Aggies in 2018. Williams exceeded 2,000 yards from scrimmage on 271 carries and 27 receptions; finding the end zone a total of 19 times as well. He is also perhaps the best pass protector in the draft, and coming from Texas A&M, he has familiarity with the pass-blocking schemes new offensive line coach Jim Turner favors.29 picks later, Cincinnati selected Rodney Anderson from Oklahoma. Playing for the Sooners is not the only thing Anderson has in common with Mixon. Anderson shares Mixon’s size and ability to run for power. He is also patient and sees cutbacks on zone runs. He can catch balls out of the backfield but struggles in pass protection. The Bengals realize that Mixon and Bernard both play important roles and that neither can truly fill in the other’s shoes Trayveon Williams Cincinnati Bengals Jersey , so they went out and got a backup for each. Think of it like this: Mixon is RB1a and Bernard is RB1b. Both will play a role in games, but if one goes down, the other’s role will not change substantially. Instead, if Mixon has to miss some time they will call on their RB2a, Anderson. If Bernard can not go on a given week, then RB2b, Williams Trayveon Williams Jersey 2019 , will get the call.This shows that the Bengals understand their roster and that just because two players play the same position, doesn’t mean they can do the same things. It also may point to an increased role for Bernard this season. Perhaps Mixon and Bernard will be on the field together in a Mark Ingram/Alvin Kamara style, with one lined up out of the backfield. One can only hope that the Bengals will make moves like this that result in their best players on the field at the same time.