Wes Bunting NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Something New For the Bengals

In one of the first mock drafts after the 2011 NFL Combine, National Football Post's Wes Bunting has selected somebody new with the Bengals No. 4 overall pick.

With the first pick, he gave the Carolina Panthers Auburn quarterback Cam Newton. Then with the No. 2 overall pick, he selected Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley for the Denver Broncos. With the third pick in the draft, he selected Marcell Dareus, the defensive tackle out of Alabama, for the Buffalo Bills.

Then, with the No. 4 overall pick, for the Bengals Bunting selected....

Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones.

Size/speed athletes never last long on draft day and after the impressive Combine that Jones put on Sunday afternoon, the guy now looks like the first receiver to come off the board.

Da'Quan Bowers then went to the Arizona Cardinals and A.J. Green fell to the Browns with the No. 6 pick.

When it comes to previous mock drafts, if the Bengals selected a wide receiver it was always Georgia's A.J. Green. Jones, however, definitely did put on an impressive show at the Combine. Jones ran the 40-yard dash in an amazing 4.39 seconds compared to Green's 4.50. Jones, while being a little less than an inch shorter, is 10 pounds heavier than Green. However, there are reports that Jones has a broken foot.

While many see receivers as shiny hood ornaments, and they shouldn't be taken in the first round, the combined loss of Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco could put the Bengals in a situation where they need a new No. 1 receiver. If that's the case, they may need to use a high draft pick on either Jones or Green.

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