Cincinnati Bengals Mock Draft: Senior Bowl 7-Round Edition

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The Senior Bowl is rapidly approaching, and numerous players have been getting hyped as the practices and East-West Shrine game have come and gone. Prospects are rising and falling on the boards, so it’s time for another Cincinnati Bengals mock draft.

There are going to be quite a few changes throughout, so check it out.

Nov 30, 2013; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs cornerback Jason Verrett (2) warms up before the game against the Baylor Bears at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Bears defeated the Horned Frogs 41-38. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Round 1: Jason Verrett, CB. TCU

Arguably the most NFL ready corner, Verrett adds depth to the Bengals secondary. He excels greatly in man to man coverage, and is not afraid to be physical with receivers coming off of the line. His size is his biggest knock, but do not let that fool you.

Verrett is very stout in the run game is an extremely hard hitter. He has the ability to break toward the ball and get off blocks to help make a stop. With tremendous instincts, he knows when to break off in coverage to either pick off a pass or deflect it.

Being extremely fluid with his hips and quick, Verrett can mirror receivers and stay with them step for step. Again, people will note his size is not ideal, but his play recognition is that of a football veteran.

While he sometimes gets beat on double coverage, he wins those battles more than he loses. Showing a good deal of athleticism, Verrett can also excel in zone coverage.

He has long arms and certainly has leaping ability, showing that he can be deceptive in certain areas. Owning a fearless mentality, he is not afraid to tackle a running back one on one in the open field.

Verrett would be a tremendous asset to a stout defense that could continue to get better throughout the draft. With great mentors on the team, Verrett could end up becoming one of the big named shut down corners in the NFL if he continues to play toward his potential.

 

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  • Daniel C. Wood

    Excellent! Maby Brian Stork in the 2nd and
    Daniel McCullers in the 3rd as
    Jeremiah Attaochu will be taken sooner. I just believe we are hurting in th DT more than the LB and we can get a better player than Domata Peko at this pick. Other than that this is a perfect draft! I hope we do this!

    • Sean Snuff McMahon

      I also am a big fan of Stork, just think that Richburg is rising on many draft boards. Combine will be huge for both players. McCullers is also a very nice prospect, but I’m not sure the Bengals will draft a DT because of their expectations with Still and Thompson. But I definitely would like McCullers

      • Daniel C. Wood

        Combine should shake out the centers. I hope the Bengals see the opportunity with McCullers. Peko has started over Thompson. Still had a golden opportunity to show his talent and he blew it.I like Thompson but, I believe McCullers would start over both. Geno wou;ld benifit greatly from that Mountain playing next to him and whoever played on his left would do well also. I realy hope They go for J.C. Copeland. Hes like a real fast guard!!Huge and mean. I look foreward to seeing how this will shake out.