Come one and come all to the first edition of the Ty Mercurio Edition of the 2014 NFL Mock Draft. Call it the Merc-Edition 1.0, or call it whatever you want. Point being it is close to draft time, and I know everyone is looking for a fun mock draft to read. So here you go.
WARNING: Some lyrics in the highlight videos are rather explicit.
1. Kyle Fuller, CB, VT
- Most of the big name corners will be gone by the time the Bengals select at 24th. Bradley Roby whois a popular option has many red flags that I just can’t ignore.
2. Marcus Martin, C, USC
- With the long over due release of Kyle Cook the two options at Center are Mike Pollak and Trevor Robinson. WHile my favorite option is Robinson, it would be nice to select another center giving Robinson and Pollak flexibility to be able to play guard for a play here or there and not have to worry about the position in the middle.
3. Aaron Murray, QB, UG
- And there it is. Is it time to give up on Dalton? No. But is it time to have an insurance policy. Yes. Josh Johnson could not run the offense. he could run the option but that is not the Bengals game plan. By the way, he is from Georgia, so it is destined that he plays for Cincinnati.
4. Nat Burhe (Bur-Hey), SS, SDSU
- He may not be the most popular option at Safety, but he is the most logical. While being undersized, he does make plays, and force fumbles. The Bengals are content with George Iloka and Reggie Nelson, and with the resigning on Taylor Mays, this pick would be purely for depth.
5. Michael Sam, DE, MIZZOU
- This reason right here is why I have the Bengals skipping on a DE in the first round. Sam hurt his own draft stock with all the attention brought to himself, however that does not define him as a player. Expect him to step into the team as a rotational player behind Gillberry and Hunt.
6.1 De’Anthony Thomas, RB/WR/KR/PR/Utility Infielder?, Oregon
- Luxury Pick. There is no other way to put it. His size and poor combine is the reason why he has dropped so far. I do believe that in the NFL he will be used for as a slot receiver. Sometimes it is better to be more quick than fast. It would be nice to have another Andrew Hawkins type of player after losing him in Free Agency.
6.2 Austen Bujnoch, OL, UC
- Point in the draft where the Bengals are just looking for depth. And the fact that he is the son of a former Bengal doesn’t hurt either.
7.1 Damien Williams, RB, Oklahoma
- The possible taking over for BenJarvus starts here. He is the same size (5’11″, 222 lbs), and he is faster. he makes better cuts and is more elusive. most of his yards were blocked for him, but he is still an upgrade. Giovani will still get a larger chunk of carries as well.
7.2 Jay Prosch, FB, Auburn
- Last but not least. Your new 2014 Fullback. With the Orson Charles experiment officially failed after an unproductive season followed by a Wanton Endangerment charge, it might be a good thing to go in another direction.
PS, if for some reason I get all of this right. I win bragging right for the rest of forever.