2018 NFL Mock Draft: Jets trade up for Josh Rosen

PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 26: Quarterback Josh Rosen #3 of the UCLA Bruins throws the football prior to the Cactus Bowl against Kansas State Wildcats at Chase Field on December 26, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Kansas State Wildcats won 35-17. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 26: Quarterback Josh Rosen #3 of the UCLA Bruins throws the football prior to the Cactus Bowl against Kansas State Wildcats at Chase Field on December 26, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Kansas State Wildcats won 35-17. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) /
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 01: UTEP offensive lineman Will Hernandez answers questions from the media during the NFL Scouting Combine on March 1, 2018 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 01: UTEP offensive lineman Will Hernandez answers questions from the media during the NFL Scouting Combine on March 1, 2018 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

. Offensive Guard. UTEP. Will Hernandez. 21. player. 56

The Cincinnati Bengals moved down nine spots in the first round this past week, as they swung a deal with the Buffalo Bills. In addition to moving down, the Bengals also got a left tackle out of the deal, as they welcomed in Cordy Glenn. This Bengals offensive line is getting an upgrade, and they should look to continue that trend during the 2018 NFL Draft.

One player who could be available this late in round one is UTEP offensive guard Will Hernandez. Hernandez is one of the best guards in college football, and the Bengals certainly have a need at that position. The Bengals have enough talent on offense in the skill positions, so adding both Glenn and Hernandez makes a lot of sense in April. Joe Mixon showed promise as a rookie, and A.J. Green is still one of the best wide receivers in the NFL.

Hernandez is a dominant force, and he showed how strong he is at the NFL Scouting Combine. The Bengals play in a division where they can win a lot of games, and they had a nice run towards the end of last season. If they can capitalize this late in round one, there is no reason why this cannot be a Wild Card team next season, in a year that will likely make or break Marvin Lewis’ tenure with the team.