Of all the Bengals needs in the upcoming draft, this seems to me like the most likely to be addressed in the 1st round. The Bengals gave up a lot of big plays, including a 52 yard pass from Joe Flacco to Torrey Smith on the very first play of the season. Chris Crocker is aging, and Taylor Mays isn’t that good. Reggie Nelson is a really solid safety in both the passing and rushing games, but you can’t go with one safety formations all year. Like i said before, these aren’t in any particular order, but here are my top three:
Oct 6, 2012; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns safety Kenny Vaccaro (4) looks into the back field during the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. West Virginia beat Texas 48-45. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Kenny Vaccaro, Texas
This guy has the speed you look for in a safety He caught Tavon Austin, enough said. He hits hard, and is a solid tackler. He has shown to be good for run support. He also makes life difficult for receivers that go up the middle.