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The Stripe Hype Live Blog & Our Final Guess for Bengals NFL Draft Plans


October 8, 2011; Akron, OH , USA; Akron Zips quarterback Clayton Moore (8) runs during the first quarter as FIU Golden Panthers defensive back Jonathan Cyprien (25) prepares to make the tackle in the game at InfoCision Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USA TODAY Sports

If you’ve kept track this week, we’ve believed the Cincinnati Bengals NFL Draft plans would involve them ending up with Florida International safety Jonathan Cyprien when they make their first selection tonight.

Cyprien ended up being the final prospect that the Bengals saw prior to today, and it may be a sign they wanted to get one final look at him before drafting him with the 21st-overall pick, as he is almost certain to still be on the board at that point, but with OT Andre Smith unsigned and likely done in Cincinnati,  it will be impossible to pass up Alabama’s Fluker if he’s still on the board.

As of now, here’s my guess as to who will be the likeliest pick at #21

1. Jonathan Cyprien

2. Eric Reid

3. Arthur Brown

4. D.J. Fluker

5. Kenny Vaccaro

Thank you for joining us for the live blog for this year’s NFL Draft. We hope you enjoy our coverage tonight.