FanPost

3-Round Mock

You can say that I have been drinking the "Mike Brown Kool-aide" but I am very happy with how we focused on getting our own guys back in free agency, and leaving room for getting long-term deals with guys like Atkins and Green. That being said, they did leave themselves with some glaring holes that need to be addressed in the draft. So here it is, my 3 round mock:

Round 1: S Kenny Vaccaro/Matt Elam - Safety is the Bengal's most pressing need, and which ever of these guys is there with the 21st pick they need to snatch him. Both can play at the NFL level and would be immediate starters.

Round 2a: RB Giovanni Bernard - Gio is a quick and elusive back that can produce in the passing game as well. He has a low center of gravity which will help him push the pile (in a very aggressive AFC North). He will be a good compliment to BJGE, and has the ability to return kicks.

Round 2b: OLB Zaviar Gooden - Gooden should be available here, and would be a nice pick to add depth and an eventual start within a thin linebacker corp. Even if the Bengals finish a deal with Harrison, he is not young anymore and has been prone to injury the past couple seasons. Gooden will be solid in playing the run, and takes good angles when chasing down runners.

Round 3: OT Reid Fragel - Fragel has flown under the radar in the pre-draft rankings. He is strong athletic player who can stand up against prototypical defensive ends, and has the quickness to get up field and block on outside runs. He has to work on some mechanics as he converted from TE, but will be a steal in the third round and will take some of the sting of losing Smith if it comes to that.

There you have it. Feel free to argue, criticize, or praise my mock draft but it is not a stretch to see this being a very real possibility. It also fills the Bengal's needs and may just put them over the top to being relevant in the post season.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker