Cincinnati Bengals: 3 Round Mock Draft

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Oct 29, 2015; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs wide receiver Josh Doctson (9) catches a touchdown pass past West Virginia Mountaineers cornerback Terrell Chestnut (16) during the first quarter at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 29, 2015; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs wide receiver Josh Doctson (9) catches a touchdown pass past West Virginia Mountaineers cornerback Terrell Chestnut (16) during the first quarter at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /
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Round 2, Pick 55

Vernon Butler, Defensive Tackle, Louisiana Tech

Sep 6, 2014; Lafayette, LA, USA; Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns quarterback Terrance Broadway (8) runs with the ball as Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defensive lineman Vernon Butler (9) reaches in for the tackle in the first half at Cajun Field. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 6, 2014; Lafayette, LA, USA; Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns quarterback Terrance Broadway (8) runs with the ball as Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defensive lineman Vernon Butler (9) reaches in for the tackle in the first half at Cajun Field. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports /

Another need for the Bengals’ is defensive tackle depth. Vernon Butler is the man every Bengals’ fan should want to see in stripes next season. He is a phenomenal athlete for a man of his size, 6’4″ 325 lbs. What impresses scouts most about Butler is his ability to read the play, then go and finish. Also, Butler possesses the strength to take on double teams, and the quickness to shoot the gap and make a play. He would be a great role player next season, and would be the perfect guy to fill in for Domata Peko, who is now on the wrong side of 30.

Butler recorded 168 tackles and 5 sacks in his four-year career at Louisiana Tech. Playing in the CUSA didn’t really help his draft stock, which is why he finds himself in the second round. This is one of, if not thee deepest class for defensive lineman in draft history, which doesn’t help Butler and his draft stock. At pick 55, Butler would be considered a steal though.

Next: Round 3

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