Free agency is a bit over two weeks in, and the Bengals have stuck to their own players. So with that said, it’s never too early to look into Bengals mock draft. So here is my 2013 Cincinnati Bengals Mock Draft.
January 01, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Taylor Martinez (3) is sacked by Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Alec Ogletree (9) during the second half of the Capital One bowl at The Citrus Bowl. Georgia defeated Nebraska 45-31. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports
1st round: Alec Ogletree, LB
Ogletree has a VERY high ceiling. He is a converted safety and would definitely help out in passing downs in the linebacker position, one thing the Bengals definitely need. He would be an immediate improvement and would help this defense out. He has speed, size, and athleticism. He would be able to play both ILB and OLB, but would be better fit in the OLB position in a 4-3 scheme. Ogletree would not only fit a need, but be BPA at this point. He’s a big hitter and definitely has a nose for the football. He was always around the ball while in college and was a very good run-defender. I could see Mike Zimmer getting him to reach his full potential. Yes, i understand the DUI recently hurt him, but Marvin Lewis has done pretty well with players whom have that under their resume. Ogletree could end up being the best linebacker from this draft ig he reaches his full potential.
2nd round A: Robert Woods, WR
Playing with a nagging injury all season made him drop, but his talent is still there. He played very well last season, and although I like Sanu and Hawkins, I do believe Woods would help this team out tremendously. He’s a touchdown machine and played very well while Barkley was out with an injury. Woods is very underrated and whichever team gets him may find one of the better WRs of this draft. Woods would be a great compliment to Green, and would help free up both Sanu and Hawkins. Woods is going to surprise a lot of people, no matter where he goes. He has the great makings of a #2 WR and is very good with YAC. Although his senior year wasn’t as amazing as people would have hoped, he still played extremely well while having a nagging injury.