A couple of Ohio State Buckeyes could be great value picks for the Cincinnati Bengals in the second and third rounds of the NFL draft Friday night.
Interior offensive lineman Pat Elflein is the 21st-best player still available according to NFL.com.
He is one of a large group of linemen in the top 30, behind Alabama tackle Cam Robinson, Western Kentucky guard Forrest Lamp and Indiana’s Dan Feeney.
Not far behind Elflein are Ethan Pocic of LSU and Dorian Johnson of Pitt.
Elflein is listed as a center — which can lead to guys dropping if that is the only position they can play — but he was a standout at guard as well at Ohio State for two years before moving to the middle.
Linebacker Raekwan McMillan is the 36th best player still on the NFL.com board. There are a handful of linebackers ahead of him, so it will be interesting to see where those players go as the night wears on.
McMillan was a five-star prospect coming out of high school who ended up being a two-year starter in the middle of the Ohio State defense.
Interior offensive line and linebacker are two spots the Bengals might not have glaring holes but could at least use strong competition to raise the level of play compared to last season.