The 2014 NFL Draft is all but here, and teams are finalizing their draft boards in preparation. There are many theories from fans about who the Cincinnati Bengals will pick, and the team itself may not be sure until they see how the draft falls. Here is a look at their needs and how the options at those spot in round one.
Darqueze Dennard: Dennard is a physical player at the line of scrimmage. He also has solid ball skills and coordination in coverage.
Kyle Fuller: Tall and quick, Fuller does it all. He is willing to make plays in the run game, and is smooth when covering receivers.
Justin Gilbert: With an upside higher than anyone, Gilbert combines world-class speed with terrific instincts. He can also return kicks.
Jason Verrett: Some are concerned about his size, but his toughness and timing allow him to play like somebody taller.
Bradley Roby: A down 2013 season caused his stock to plunge, but he’s athletically gifted, and has a knack for making big plays.
Kony Ealy: Ealy possesses all the traits the Bengals look for in their ends. He’s big, versatile, and has strong pass rusher ability.
Dee Ford: A little smaller than the Bengals normally look for, Ford has everything else. His speed around the edge is deadly.
Demarcus Lawrence: The Bengals might feels it’s a bit early for him, but Lawrence has great height, quickness, and technique.
Morgan Moses: If they decide to take a tackle, Moses figures to be the best available. He’s long and agile for his size.
Cyrus Kouandjio: There are injury concerns with Kouandjio, but his humongous and could be a dominant pass blocker.
JaWuan James: Another huge tackle, James is underrated by some. He is a solid pass blocker and an eager run blocker.