Bengals Seven Round Mock Draft

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Round 5 Pick 24: Crokett Gilmore, TE, Colorado State

Jan 25, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad tight end Crockett Gilmore of Colorado State (86) carries up the field on a reception against the North squad during the first quarter at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Crokett Gilmore has the looks of a tight end at 6’6 260lbs and already plays better then his experience would suggest.  It’s no secret that this could be the last year for Jermaine Gresham as he enters the last year of his rookie deal.  The Bengals need a future number 2 tight end who can block and catch, the former Ram Gilmore fits the bill.  I really like his upside and him paired with 2013 first rounder Tyler Eifert.
Round 6 Pick 23: Taylor Hart, DE, Oregon 

Jan. 3, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA: Oregon Ducks defensive tackle Taylor Hart celebrates a play against the Kansas State Wildcats during the 2013 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Oregon defeated Kansas State 35-17. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The former Duck could be a real get in the 6th round as he is working his way back from a broken foot. Hart reminds me some of former Bengal Justin Smith, continuously pushing the pocket and out working the opponent. Hart was a productive player at Oregon registering 111 tackles and 11.5 sacks the last two years.  He has experience at both DE and DT with the size, 6’6 281, to play multiple spots on the defensive line.