3. Laken Tomlinson
For the last five years, Laken Tomlinson has quietly been plying his trade with the San Francisco 49ers and slowly improving. The Bengals should be all over the seven-year veteran. He currently operates in a similar outside zone concept to which head coach Zac Taylor likes to run and he’s proven to be a worthy blocker in the passing game and run game.
Tomlinson isn’t the only standout talent on his offensive line but allowed just 24 pressures and two sacks in the regular season. He’s exactly the type of plug-and-play veteran the Bengals need to reinforce their offensive interior. He plays primarily on the left side of the offensive line but has shown in the past that he’s capable of playing swing guard if called upon.
His play fell off a little in the postseason, but there’s no doubt that Tomlinson is one of the better guards on the market this offseason and, while a few teams will likely be competing for his signature, the allure of playing with a Super Bowl contending team could be enough to bring him to Cincinnati.