Bengals Updated 7 Round Mock Draft

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Round 3 Pick 24: Joel Bitonio, OT, Nevada

Undersized but not over matched is how I would describe Bitonio.  At 6’4 305lbs he doesn’t fit the “build” for a left tackle, but he is a perfect fit for what the Bengals look for in a versatile offensive lineman. Bitonio could backup every position and even start if needed as a rookie. In my opinion you start him off at LT and try him there until he proves you wrong, but don’t be surprised if the intelligent highly motivated Bitonio doesn’t excel at whatever position he’s asked to play.

Feb 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Nevada Wolfpack offensive lineman Joel Bitonio speaks during a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Round 4 Pick 23: Caraun Reid, DT, Princeton

This pick also stays the same as last week and I still think it’s a great fit. Guess who was working out Reid at his proday, the Bengals DL coach Jay Hayes. Ried’s level of completion will get called into perspective, but he was dominate in the Ivy Leagues and that is what a good player does to inferior competition. During his time at Princeton Reid tallied 20.5 sacks, often being double teamed on most plays. He would make perfect backup/rotation guy to Geno Atkins as a three technique tackle and insurance in case Devon Still continues his path of being injured or inactive.


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