My Final Mock Draft before the 2014 NFL Draft.
1. Marqise Lee WR USC
With the 24th pick the Cincinnati Bengals select Marqise Lee.
I think we all know that the 1st pick is going to be a BPA pick by now, just a fancy way to say that we're not going to be selecting a Cornerback. Marqise Lee is the 2nd best Receiver in this years draft behind the obvious Sammy Watkins, the best Wideout to enter the draft since A.J. Green. This draft is supposed to be the deepest it's been in years and Receiver is the deepest position. Watkins, Lee, and Beckam being the future stars out of the group IMO. Lee and Green on the field together is something that probably shouldnt be allowed, they might have to veto that like Chris Paul going to the Lakers. Both Wideouts demanding double teams, while Eifert and Gresham are left with the Line Backers(Add Bernard, Jones and Co. to the equation and that definitely would make us the #1 offense in the NFL, with Dalton).
The Supreme Marqise lee Highlights (via MockingNFLDraft)
Marqise Lee || USC Highlights ᴴᴰ (via Harris Highlights)
2. Marcus Martin C USC
With the 55th pick the Cincinnati Bengals select Marcus Martin.
The best Center in the draft, helping put together a scatterd Bengals interior O-line. Marcus and Lee's transition to the NFL would be a lot easier if they ended up on a team together next season. Improving the chemistry for a team that just lost its Offensive Coordinator during the offseason. I would expect both to start next season so things like that would be huge. If drafted I would project Marcus Martin to to be starting along with Whitworth, Boling, Smith, and Zeitler on the Offensive Line.
Marcus Martin (Center, USC) vs Notre Dame 2013 (via Aimal Arsalla)
3. Lamarcus Joyner CB Florida State
With the 88th pick the Cincinnati Bengals select Lamarcus Joyner.
Joyner fills a need and most would argue that Corner is the most obvious upgrade that's needed. He is a dynamic playmaker that would instantly make our defense better as a team.
Official Highlights | Florida State CB Lamarcus Joyner (via ACC Digital Network)
4. De'anthony Thomas RB/WR/R Oregon
With the 128th pick the Cincinnati Bengals select De'anthony Thomas.
Remember when I said #1 offense in the NFL, this is sort of what I was talking about. Thomas is a Running Back/Receiver/Return Man and he is a game changer at all of those positions. This offense would be unstoppable, Hue Jackson would probably have the easiest job on earth if this actually happened.
De'Anthony Thomas || Oregon Highlights ᴴᴰ || The Black Mamba (via HFX HD)
5. Kenny Ladler S
With the 164th pick the Cincinnati Bengals select Kenny Ladler.
Ladler an underrated safety from Vanderbilt, that racked up a total of 89 tackles, 5 interceptions and 5 forced fumbles.He steadily improved throughout his career with starting experience at both strong and free safety. Valued special teams contributor on the punt and punt return units.
Kenny Ladler || Vanderbilt Highlights ᴴᴰ (via HFX HD)
6. Dexter McDougle CB
With the 199th pick the Cincinnati Bengals select Dexter McDougle.
With Joyner most likely playing Slot, this pick would add valuable depth to the secondary. McDougle injured his shoulder after recording 8 tackles and 2 interceptions vs Connecticut leaving him out for the rest of the season.
Official Highlight Tape of #25 Dexter McDougle (via King's Kid Prod.)
6. (C) J.C. Copeland FB LSU
With the 212th pick the Cincinnati Bengals select J.C. Copeland.
A great blocker that can also be used as a power back and pound it in the inside. Copeland deserves more credit for the plays LSU made on the ground, he is truly a beast at the Fullback position. J.C. Copeland showcased his talents at the 2014 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, running it in for two touchdowns and earning MVP honors. The 2nd ranked fullback in the draft but the fact that he is a fullback is why he has 6-7th round grade on him.
JC Copeland 2012 LSU Season Highlights (via HitzTV54)
7. Andrew Norwell OG/OT Georgia
With the 239th pick the Cincinnati Bengals select Andrew Norwell.
Norwell plays both positions offensive guard and tackle. Giving the Bengals more depth on the offensive line.
7. (C) Isaiah Crowell RB Alabama State
With the 252nd pick the Cincinnati Bengals select Isaiah Crowell.
Crowell a good RB fallen because of off field issues similar to Vontaze. Hopefully Marvin and Hue can turn him into a future star in the a league. With a goal of creating one of the deepest running back rotations in the NFL.
Isaiah Crowell UGA Freshmen Highlights 2011-2012 (via nextkobe111)
* 1. Marqise Lee WR 2. Marcus Martin C 3. Lamarcus Joyner CB 4. De'anthony Thomas RB/WR/R 5. Kenny Ladler S 6. Dexter McDougle CB 6.(C) J.C. Copeland FB 7. Andrew Norwell OG/OT 7.(C) Isaiah Crowell RB