Five Best NFL Draft Prospects that Could Fall to No. 24 for Bengals

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The Super Bowl put a close on the 2013 season and started the clock on the 2014 draft. With the NFL Combine coming up in a couple of weeks teams will be continuing to manipulate their draft boards. While many scouts and teams have 90% of their work done by the combine, it lets us common folk catch up and build our shopping list for the draft.

For the Bengals this year, free agency will not play a big part in the draft process except at the tackle/guard position where Anthony Collins will be looking to get paid for starting services.

Apr 26, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals first round draft pick Tyler Eifert and head coach Marvin Lewis pose for a photo during a press conference at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Like last year, with Tyler Eifert, I think we will see the highest rated player on the Bengals board taken at 24. Like always there is a chance to move back and if a guy like QB Derek Carr is somehow still there moving back to the early second and possibly gaining a high pick next year wouldn’t be a bad idea.

Still, the best strategy for the Bengals is to sit back and let the best possible player fall to them. Last year, no one though Eifert would fall all the way to the Bengals as some had him projected to go in the top 10.

There will probably be another player fall to the Bengals that no one sees coming, and here is my early look at NFL draft prospects that could surprisingly fall to Cincinnati.

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  • wolchak

    I think they need a center more than any other position in Round #1. CBs are too much of a crap shoot for #1, look at Dr. Dre Kirpatrick,, IMO, a complete bust, and they probably could’ve gotten somebody even BETTER in a 2nd to 4th rd. pick.
    IMO, talk is cheap, the Bengals need maybe 2 better OL guys to open holes and pass protect or Hue Jackson’s commitment to the run won’t go any further than BJGE consistently does on first downs,……..nowhere.

  • Adam

    I would be ecstatic if Evans fell to us. I think Sanu and Jones are good 2s, but I think Evans will prove to be the best WR to come out of this class. He reminds me of Dez Bryant.

  • Steve Librandi

    You can find a center in round seven. They want to commit to the run, and I think it’s Carlos Hyde in round one. A guard in two, a corner in three, and maybe tackles in four and five, as they lose Collins, Pollack, and in 2015 Boling so they need bodies. Miami’s Seantrell Henderson and the kid from Boise State gives them flexibility and time to groom them, as Andy’s pending raise will make Andre Smith too expensive after his deal expires after the 2015 season.