Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith, a wide receiver from the Alabama Crimson Tide, is the Cincinnati Bengals' pick at No. 5 overall in the latest 2021 mock draft from CBS Sports' Ryan Wilson.
Actor/director Chad Lowe's response via Twitter? "John Ross 2.0."
Lowe, a Dayton, Ohio, native, previously has talked to The Enquirer about being a lifelong Bengals fan.
Ross, a receiver for the Bengals, was the team's first-round pick (ninth overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft.
In four seasons with the Bengals, Ross has 51 catches for 733 yards with 10 touchdowns. Last season, he played in three games and finished with two receptions for 17 yards.
The Enquirer's Tyler Dragon examined five options for the Bengals with the No. 5 overall pick.
A mock draft from USA TODAY Sports' Nate Davis had the Bengals taking Florida Gators tight end Kyle Pitts with the fifth overall pick.
The first 2021 mock draft from ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. had the Bengals taking Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell at No. 5. Kiper has compared Sewell to Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Bengals great Anthony Muñoz.
Pro Football Focus' mock draft had the Bengals opting for receiver Ja'Marr Chase - Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow's teammate at LSU - with the first-round pick.
An NFL.com mock draft had the Bengals taking Northwestern offensive tackle Rashawn Slater instead of Sewell at No. 5, with Sewell falling to the Dallas Cowboys with the 10th pick.
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