Apr 28, 2011; New York, NY, USA; NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Mayock Top-Five Position-By-Position NFL Draft Rankings


 

As we anxiously await the upcoming NFL Draft, NFL.com draft expert Mike Mayock released his top-5 rankings of every position. As of now, the greatest positional needs for the Cincinnati Bengals are outside/inside linebacker, runningback, safety, and depending on what free agent Michael Johnson does, defensive end could also become a need. Here is how Mayock ranked all of those positions:

Running Back

1. Eddie Lacy, Alabama
2. Montee Ball, Wisconsin
3. Andre Ellington, Clemson
4. Giovani Bernard, North Carolina
5. Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina

 

Defensive End

1. Bjoern Werner, Florida State
2. Damontre Moore, Texas A&M
3. Ezekiel Ansah, BYU
4. Sam Montgomery, LSU
T-5. Datone Jones, UCLA
T-5. Margus Hunt, SMU

 

Outside linebacker

1. Dion Jordan, Oregon
2. Jarvis Jones, Georgia
3. Khaseem Greene, Rutgers
4. Barkevious Mingo, LSU
5. Arthur Brown, Kansas State

 

Inside linebacker

1. Alec Ogletree, Georgia
2. Manti Te’o, Notre Dame
3. Kevin Minter, LSU
4. Kevin Reddick, North Carolina
5. Kiko Alonso, Oregon

 

Safety

1. Kenny Vaccaro, Texas
2. Matt Elam, Florida
3. Johnathan Cyprien, Florida International
4. Eric Reid, LSU
5. Zeke Motta, Notre Dame

 

 

 

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