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Way-too-early Bengals 7-round NFL mock draft

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Sep 15, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks center Travis Swanson (64) prepares to snap the ball in the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Alabama defeated Arkansas 52-0. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Round 2: Travis Swanson, C

The Bengals need an upgrade at center. Played very well and good with run blocking. Has been consistent throughout his career and has not missed a game. Dependable and excels in pass blocking. While this may not be a sexy pick, it improves the Bengals and he fits the scheme. Great with zone blocking and has instincts to move around and help others. Would add depth and be a great asset to this offense.

Round 3: Tre Boston, S/CB

What? Another safety? Well, Bengals lost Miles, and Crocker will most likely be gone next year. Why not add some depth and let him play? Boston has looked great throughout his career and has some nice intangibles. He has played cornerback as well, so he could move into dime situations and help the defense in different scenarios. In four years (only played in 4 games his freshman year though) he has recorded 9 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles, and 13 passes defensed. Would not be surprised if his stock rises during the combine and after this year.