2014 NFL Draft: Projecting Bengals Visits With Picks

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Dec 29, 2012; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Rice Owls cornerback Phillip Gaines (15) celebrates making a tackle against Air Force Falcons wide receiver Ty MacArthur (27) in the Armed Forces Bowl at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Rice beat Air Force 33-14. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Projected Round 2

Phillip Gaines, DB, Rice
Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU

Not many prospects here, but the team did its due diligence at pro days on many second round options. Some of those could be T/G’s Joel Bitionio, Jack Mewhort, and Billy Turner, they all seem to be on the radar. Both Gains and Hill would be solid picks and values in the second round.   I believe that if they don’t take an offensive lineman in the first that in the second they will go secondary.

Nov 16, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray (11) reacts during the second half against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium. The Tigers defeated the Bulldogs 43-38. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

Projected Round 3-4

Walt Aikens, DB, Liberty
Dion Bailey, DB, USC
Brock Vereen, DB, Minnesota
Cameron Fleming, OL, Stanford
Wesley Johnson, OL, Vanderbilt
Andre Williams, RB, Boston College
Tom Savage, QB, Pittsburgh
Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia

We very well could see a QB taken in round three or four as the Bengals have sniffed around several this offseason.  I see a trend though, and believe that by the end of the third round the Bengals will have an offensive lineman and a defensive back for sure.  Wesley Johnson reminds me a lot of Lane Johnson who the Eagles took last year in the early part of round one. Aaron Murray is a good quarterback and if he were 6’3 and had he not been injured he would be getting more run then he is.