Bengals Draft What If: 7 Rounds of Seminoles

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How do you know when you have a good college program? When your players fill the rounds of the upcoming draft, and this year the National Champs have players throughout the draft with two projected 1st rounders.  I had to wonder if you could draft seven rounds of Florida State Players and without much stretching it can be done.  I also think that Bengals fans wouldn’t be disappointed if the Bengals came away with seven rounds of Seminoles. Not all draft Seminoles made the list, NT Timmy Jernigan and RB Devonte Freeman could also be prospects the Bengals are eyeing as well.

Dec 7, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (1) breaks free from Duke Blue Devils cornerback Ross Cockrell (6) and scores a touchdown in the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

1st Round Pick 24: WR Kelvin Benjamin

At 6’5 238lbs Benjamin is big, he has experience both outside and in the slot. His best assests might not fit what Andy Dalton and the offense can do but he would be an intriguing addition to the teams current pass catchers.  He also shows effectiveness and willingness when blocking and would be insurance just in case the team lost AJ Green in a couple years.

Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Auburn Tigers quarterback Nick Marshall (14) is tackled by Florida State Seminoles defensive back Lamarcus Joyner (20) during the second half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

2nd Round Pick 23: CB/S Lamarcus Joyner

This one might be a stretch because I have a feeling Joyner could be gone at this point in the draft. However, he is not a pure corner of pure safety and while some teams might like the hybrid, others might not, causing him to be available in the second.  I think he would fit right into the role Chris Crocker was playing and be better at it.  In the past two years the Bengals have used a nickel back on over 40% of their defensive snaps.   He also would be a standout on special teams filling the roles left by Andrew Hawkins