Last week the SB Nation Mock Draft had Cincinnati selecting a cornerback in North Alabama's Janoris Jenkins and Boise State Running Back Doug Martin 17th and 21st respectively. Cincinnati could definitely use help at both positions, there's no doubt -- though I've been personally adamant that first round running backs have become somewhat of a waste. A week later SB Nation published a new mock draft, which includes neither player. And we're fairly certain you'll like one of them.
With the 17th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, SB Nation has the Bengals selecting Sanford guard David DeCastro. Bobbie Williams, Nate Livings and Mike McGlynn are all entering free agency with Clint Boling and Otis Hudson as the team's only signed guards. Drafting an offensive guard certainly falls under the "holy good golly we need one of those" desperation headings.
And with the 21st pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, SB Nation has Cincinnati selecting a cornerback in Alfonzo Dennard out of Nebraska. Though not as panic-stricken with the need to acquire help on the offensive line, one must take a long-term focus on the team's cornerback situation. Leon Hall may not be ready after shredding his knee midway through the season. Nate Clements often highlights hints of a talent that was one of the league's better cornerbacks, though he also allowed a handful of big plays. Both Adam Jones and Kelly Jennings will become unrestricted free agents.
Though that would address two major needs on this team, there's still an issue of running back, safety, another member in the second and offensive line, a wide receiver, a backup tight end to compliment Jermaine Gresham... there's still a lot that this team needs.