The overhyped meat market known as the NFL Combine is almost upon us, so here’s one last look at the mockosphere’s pre-combine predictions for the Cincinnati Bengals at 21 this April.
As has been the case all year, Oklahoma TE Jermaine Gresham remains far ahead of the pack. In fact, there’s been remarkably little movement at the top of the board over the last month, though it’s worth noting that LSU WR Brandon LaFell continues to slide down, while SoCal safety Taylor Mays has crept (barely) into double-digits and a tie for fourth place.
Assembled with the help of fansided’s mock draft database, I went through drafts updated in February for this update. The results:
|Arrelios Benn||WR||Illinois||13||no change|
|Dez Bryant||WR||Oklahoma State||11||-3|
|Taylor Mays||FS||Southern California||10||+3|
|Golden Tate||WR||Notre Dame||9||-1|
|Carlos Dunlap||DE||Florida||2||no change|
|Jerry Hughes||DE||TCU||1||no change|
|Aaron Hernandez||TE||Florida||1||no change|
|Jason Pierre-Paul||DE||South Florida||1||–|
|Navarro Bowman||LB||Penn State||1||–|
|Demaryius Thomas||WR||Georgia Tech||1||–|
By position, wide receiver leads with 49 nods (-8 versus the previous Big Board). After that, it’s 25 for TE (-1); 11 S (no change); 3 DT (-2); 5 DE (+3); 1 RB (-1); 1 LB (–); and 1 QB (–).
Previous Big Boards: