There has been a lot of mock draft floating around over the past few weeks, however most lack the one key element that makes the NFL draft truly unpredictable: trades. I have proposed several trades in this first round scenario that would make sense, but still throw everyone's prediction off of what the Bengals can expect come draft day.
In this mock draft, trades are indicated by crossing out the former team name and replacing with the new team at that selection and a prediction of the picks traded.
2.) Jacksonville Jaguars- Geno Smith-QB/ West Virginia
4.)Philadelphia Eagles- Dee Milliner-CB/Alabama
5.) Detroit Lions- Ezekiel Ansah- DE/BYU
7.) Oakland Raiders- Cornellius "Tank" Carradine- DE/ Florida State
9.) New York Jets- Dion Jordan- OLB/Oregon
10.) Tennessee Titans- Chance Warmack- OG/Alabama
11.) Cleveland Browns- Xavier Rhodes- CB/Florida State
12.) Kansas City Chiefs- D.J. Fluker- OT/Alabama
14.) Carolina Panthers- Star Lotulelei- DT/Utah
15.) New Orleans Saints- Barkevious Mingo- OLB/LSU
New York Jets Denver Broncos (NYJ: 16th, DEN: 28th,90th, and 2014:2nd)- Sheldon Richardson- DT/Missouri
17.) Pittsburgh Steelers- Bjoern Werner- DE/ Florida State
18.) Buffalo Bills- E.J. Manuel- QB/ Florida State
19.) New York Giants- Manti Te'o- ILB/Notre Dame
21.) Cincinnati Bengals: Arthur Brown- OLB/ Kansas State
22.) St. Louis Rams- Jonathan Cooper- OG/ North Carolina
23.) Minnesota Vikings- Cordarrelle Patterson- WR/ Tennessee
24.) Indianapolis Colts- Jarvis Jones- OLB/ Georgia
25.) Minnesota Vikings- Kevin Minter- ILB/ LSU
26.) Green Bay Packers- Giovani Bernard- RB/ North Carolina
27.) Houston Texans- Justin Hunter- WR/ Tennessee
New York Jets Atlanta Falcons (NYJ: 28th, ATL: 30th and 92nd)- Desmond Trufant- CB/ Washington
29.) New England Patriots- Sylvester Williams- DT/ North Carolina
30.) New York Jets- Ryan Nassib- QB/ Syracuse
31.) Chicago Bears- Alec Ogletree- ILB/ Georgia
32.)Baltimore Ravens- Keenan Allen- WR/ California
If you have any questions about the mock, ask in the comments section and I will do my best to address them.
Reminder: Mock draft Saturday and Sunday at 2pm at Turf Show Times (Rams blog). We still need someone to handle the twitter account. I will post a fanpost for each round on Saturday (for everyone else that wants to participate) that will provide the best prospects available. If you want to help out with the draft, contact messjunk.