Bradley Roby continues to be mocked to Bengals

Jamie Sabau

One cornerback who's straying to get a lot of consideration for the Bengals in the first round is Bradley Roby.

The Cincinnati Bengals have done a decent job at boosting their depth at most of their positions of need.

Marshall Newhouse gives them depth at both tackle and guard.

Danieal Manning boosts their safety depth.

Sam Montgomery and Dontay Moch will give them potential options at defensive end to help replace the production lost in Michael Johnson's departure.

The one position they've not really addressed is cornerback, which suddenly looks like the team's biggest need heading into the NFL Draft. Could they look to the college just a few hours away for help?

The latest mock draft from Matthew Fairburn at SB Nation has the Bengals taking Ohio State's Bradley Roby, which suddenly is becoming a common occurrence:

24.  Cincinnati Bengals - Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

The run on cornerbacks continues. While the Bengals have an impressive trio of cornerbacks, Leon Hall is coming off his second torn Achilles in three years, and Terence Newman and Pacman Jones are getting up there in age. Adding a young cornerback like Bradley Roby would be an ideal first-round pick. He's talented enough to start from day one and could play in the slot or on the outside.

Are the Bengals truly enamored with the former Buckeye enough to spend the 24th pick on him?

Watching Roby, it's clear that there is some serious talent there, but it's equally as clear that there are a lot of holes in his game that could easily keep him on the bench for the majority of his rookie season.

At least, that's how it would play out with the Bengals. Jones, Hall, Newman and even Kirkpatrick will be good enough as a whole to keep Roby from playing in anything other than in mop-up duty in a blowout, or as an injury replacement.

Sounds like a similar situation to what the team went through with Dre Kirkpatrick. Even had he not injured his knee and missed most of his rookie year, Dre was slated to sit on the bench as Hall, Newman and Jones went on to have great seasons in 2012.

Do the Bengals want to go through that again with Roby?

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