Mocking the NFL Draft Bengals Style

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Mock drafts are in full swing right now, and here’s how some of the most notable draft-nicks projected the Bengals could be selecting come April:


December 28, 2011; San Diego, CA, USA; Texas Longhorns safety Kenny Vaccaro (4) reacts after sacking California Golden Bears quarterback Zach Maynard (not pictured) during the second quarter in the Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Mel Kiper’s latest mock draft had the Bengals selecting Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro, and ESPN AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley liked the pick:

21. Cincinnati Bengals

Kiper’s pick: Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas

Hensley’s comment: This pick makes a lot of sense for the Bengals. Vaccaro is a physical defensive back who would fill the biggest void on defense over the past year and would be a great compliment to Reggie Nelson. Teams often find good values by taking a safety in the bottom half of the first round.


This comes just a few weeks after NFL draft analyst Russ Lande predicted Vaccaro to be a top-5 pickso you may not want to get your hopes up of seeing him in Bengals stripes.

Also from ESPN, Todd McShay had the Bengals taking Alabama runingback Eddie Lacy.

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