2015 NFL Draft: Bengals Seven-Round Mock Draft

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Nov 16, 2013; Annapolis, MD, USA; South Alabama Jaguars tight end Wes Saxton (13) attempts to avoid Navy Midshipmen linebacker Chris Johnson (46) following a catch at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Round 5, Pick 157: Wes Saxton, TE, South Alabama

Not a great year for tight ends, but this guy is something of a hidden gem. One of the fastest times for a tight end, Wes Saxton displayed the ability to be a pass catcher and block well. He could be a receiving threat, and although he’s not Jeff Heuerman (I know many people here are high on him), Saxton’s game tape shows he can be a solid contributor. Injuries have derailed his career, but Saxton is someone to watch out for in the later rounds and could help ameliorate the Bengals’ poor tight end situation.

Round 6, Pick 197: Craig Meger, CB, Texas State

Watch this kid at the East-West Shrine game. I hadn’t watched tape of him until then, but this guy does very well in coverage. He must learn to rely more on his instincts, but he has everything you want in a cornerback. He displays good route recognition, along with the feet to follow. Craig Meger would provide the Bengals with depth and a special teams contributor.

Round 7, Pick 238: Nick Boyle, TE, Delaware

The Bengals may be inclined to draft a blocking tight end, and Nick Boyle specializes in that. Would fight for the last tight end spot, but he certainly could win that fight.

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