Bengals Seven Round Mock Draft

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Round 3 Pick 24: Telvin Smith, OLB, Florida State

Nov 30, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles linebacker Telvin Smith (22) lines up at the line of scrimmage during a game against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida State won 37-7. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Undersized but not overmatched, Telvin Smith has been a key part to the Seminoles defense.  His size, 6’4 215lbs, will leave some teams wondering his role on defense.  To me he is an ideal nickel linebacker who can cover, defend the run, and blitz effectively.  I think right away he becomes a key contributor on special teams with his athletic ability and fiery demeanor on the field.

 

Round 4 Pick 23: Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina

Nov 16, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks wide receiver Bruce Ellington (23) is brought down by Florida Gators defensive back Brian Poole (24) in the second half at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Hawkins who?  Bruce Ellington would be a nice addition to a receiving core that lacks a true slot/jitterbug now that Hawkins is in Cleveland. Ellington can play both inside and out, running hard when he gets the ball.  He also offers added value in the return game as a kick or punt return guy.  Much like his teammate last year Ace Sanders, I really like Ellington.

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  • Ron Fulton

    All all the mock drafts I looked at, this was the worst. This would be caatastrophe for the Bengals.

    • Dustin Meritt

      What don’t you like about it Ron and which direction would you like to see the Bengals go?

      • Ron Fulton

        Most of the mock drafts have the Bengals taking a CB in the first round. I feel that is a mistake. With the exception of QB I believe a first rounder must come in and start. This will not happen with a CB. I believe they should draft a QB (Derek Carr), a defensive end or a linebacker in the first round. Second round should be what they didn’t take in the first round with a CB in mind, in case one of the top CB’s slips down to them. I would take Borland of Wisconsin in the second round if he is available. Third round on I would look for safety and CB.

        • Kenny Moore

          I agree about taking a LB over CB but Fuller is the best corner in the draft not to mention the most physical. The player I am hoping for is Anthony Barr at pick 24. I loved taking a OG in round two because if Hue wants to implement a smashmouth style of play the interior of the line needs a overhaul.

          • Ron Fulton

            I repeat was I already have said. No CB is going to start, and I believe a number 1 must start or it is a wasted pick.

          • Kenny Moore

            Fuller could start day 1.Who knows what Leon Hall can still do on the field. I am hoping that either Barr or Shazier are there at 24. LB is our biggest need in my opinion and both Barr and Shazier could start. Barr is a Aldon Smith type of player minus the off the field garbage. I love his nastiness and the way he plays the game. 6’6 255 impact LB who hits like a truck is what we need.

          • Ron Fulton

            I agree. But no CB. Second round.

          • Dustin Meritt

            What I see Ron is a secondary that is very aged and we can’t rely on Terrence Newman and Adam Jones much longer. We also have to remember that on average the Bengals play 50% of their downs with five defensive backs. Kyle Fuller would immediately become and asset on defense.

          • Dustin Meritt

            I will admit Kenny, Barr coming around the edge and smashing quarterbacks has me intrigued. I think fits a 3-4 better but sounds like a moldable kid and would be a moveable chess piece on defense. To me Gabe Jackson fits this team to the T, I believe he would be the starting left guard right away. He is a great run block but don’t overlook the face that he rarely gave up a sack in college. He or LSU’s Trai Tuner would be great fits.