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My Mock Draft...Realistic draft & Life w/o Andre Smith

I do believe we let Andre Smith walk. He is not worth 9 mil a year. Great at run-blocking, but terrible in pass protection. However, I do hope we can reach a deal with him that is reasonable. Bengals will not pay him 9 mil per year though. So with that said, I believe we draft an OT with the 21st pick. 1st - D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama - Not a sexy pick at all especially if Vaccarro, Ogletree, or Rhodes are available here. This would be a need. Although we have Collins, Fluker can be plugged in instantly. 2a - Jonathan Cyprien, SS, FIU - 2nd best Safety in the draft. If Lacy is available, the Bengals could go that route and maybe look at Eric Reid with the next pick, but Lacy will be gone. 2b - Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers - Will come in and instantly start and upgrade our LB corps. 3rd - Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson - I wanted Jonathan Franklin here but, he will most likely be gone at this point. I still like Ellington here. He is much faster than what his 40 time showed. You can watch his tape. He is that change of pace back that would compliment the Firm well. 4th - Corey Lemonier, DE, Auburn - 6'3 265lbs and ran a 4.60 40 time. Auburns best defender last year. Geathers will most likely be released so adding depth as well as a talented DE that could go earlier. Hope he is available. 5th - A.J. Klein, ILB, Iowa State - A tackling machine that has a knack for the ball. Very underrated. 6a - Zac Stacy, RB, Vanderbilt - Most under-the-radar back in the draft. Consistently good at Vanderbilt against the SEC with a mediocre line. Very similiar to Ray Rice or Doug Martin 6b - Terry Hawthorne, CB, Illinois - Good size CB with 4.4 speed. Projected in the 5th round so could fall here. Had concussion issues in college I believe.

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