Offensive tackle Eugene Monroe stays atop the Cincinnati Bengals Mock Draft Big Board this update, but is losing strength as more and more in the mockosphere see him coming off the board prior to the sixth pick. With OT Jason Smith also moving out of the Bengals’ reach (barring an unlikely trade up), an increasing number of mocks are ticketing DT B.J. Raji to the Bengals. At 17 nods, Raji has now surged into second place on the Board.
WR Michael Crabtree and DE Brian Orakpo also appear to be gaining in popularity as alternatives if the top OTs are gone, while Andre Smith’s support is fading somewhat.
As always, the Big Board was assembled by combing through Fansided’s Mock Draft Database, and also incorporates mocks from NFL.com, CBS Sports, ESPN.com and Fox Sports. It uses only mocks that have been updated within the last two weeks.
|B.J. Raji||DT||Boston College||17||+6|
|Michael Crabtree||WR||Texas Tech||12||no change|
|Michael Oher||OT||Ole Miss||8||-4|
|Jason Smith||OT||Baylor||7||no change|
|Everette Brown||DE||Florida State||3||+2|
|Chris “Beanie” Wells||RB||Ohio State University||1||-2|
By position, that’s 55 (-11) votes for offensive tackle, 17 (+6) for defensive tackle, 15 (+2) for defensive end, 12 (no change) for wide receiver, and 3 (-1) for running back.