Cincinnati Bengals: Team Mock Draft

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Jan 9, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; An overall view of Paul Brown Stadium before the AFC Wild Card playoff football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 9, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; An overall view of Paul Brown Stadium before the AFC Wild Card playoff football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 28, 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles linebacker Terrance Smith (24) reacts against the Florida Gators during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida State Seminoles defeated the Florida Gators 27-2. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 28, 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles linebacker Terrance Smith (24) reacts against the Florida Gators during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida State Seminoles defeated the Florida Gators 27-2. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

Fifth Round: 149th Pick: Terrance Smith, OLB, Florida St.

Terrance Smith is a solid pick and would be another fourth to fifth round pick up who could be huge value, especially with the suspension of Vontaze Burfict. The Bengals value depth and with A.J. Hawk‘s contract being due after 2016, Emmanuel Lamur expected to test free agency, and Burfict situation, Smith could be an impact player in year one or two.

Smith was a second team All-ACC player in 2014 with two interceptions and four and a half tackles for loss. If he could have remained healthy in 2015, he was on pace to make All-ACC team again, instead he was an honorable mention.

According to his NFL Draft profile:

"He uses his height and length to attack plays in the backfield and to the sidelines. Terrance also has experience playing the middle for the Seminoles."

Versatility could help the Bengals, as they try to secure Vincent Rey. If they can not, Smith could potentially help out with a solid range and good versatility.

His Strengths:

"Long linebacker with very good athletic ability…Can range from sideline to sideline."

Weaknesses:

"Frame might be too thin to play inside…Needs to be better at playing with squared pads."

Smith is definitely a solid versatile player. If the Bengals are able to find him in the fifth round, even in the fourth if he does well at pro days, he could be an impact player in the future.

Next: Late Rounds

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