Peter G. Aiken-US PRESSWIRE
The mock drafts are here and often, with linebacker being one of the more prominent positions that Cincinnati drafts.
First it was Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley. Then Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan, Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown and LSU linebacker Kevin Minter. That's the fluid nature of SB Nation's mock drafts this time of year. While teams are still locking in their draft order for the 2013 NFL draft, the entire predraft process, with all-star games, workouts, pro days and combines, waits.
In the meantime SB Nation released another mock draft following Sunday's game, giving Cincinnati Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown... again.
With a lot of their cap space likely going to Michael Johnson and Andre Smith, there may not be much room to re-sign Rey Maualuga. That's assuming they'd want him back. If not, Arthur Brown would be a good addition to give Cincinnati's defense some speed and playmaking ability. Brown is a sideline-to-sideline player, and while he may not be the most powerful, he can get to the ball in a hurry. He could be used on the weak side if or when Vontaze Burfict is pushed to the middle.