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2011 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft - Round 3 - The Cincinnati Bengals Select...

For the No. 66 pick in the second-annual Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, Jason Garrison selected for the Cincinnati Bengals, who have the standard three picks. Here is the pick ...

With the No. 66 pick in the NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Benglas select......

Curtis Brown, CB, Texas

When it comes to the Bengals third-round pick, I looked at a few different positions. I looked at offensive linemen, safeties, running backs and defensive ends. While I really wanted to draft an interior lineman for the Bengals, there weren't any worth a third-round pick, and while I toyed around with the idea of selecting Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray for the Bengals, I didn't think that selecting three offensive skill positions in the first three rounds would be a good idea, especially when there are some glaring needs on the defensive side of the ball.

I would have liked to draft Oklahoma free safety Quinton Carter but, unfortunately, UpStateMike selected him with the No. 60 pick for the New England Patriots, so I decided to take the best cornerback left on the board and that was Texas' Brown.

I can't say for sure if Johnathan Joseph will be a Bengal again in 2011 but it seems as though that the Bengals lost their chance to re-sign him. That leaves the Bengals with Adam Jones and Leon Hall as their probable starters, which isn't necessarily bad, especially considering how talented both corners are if they can stay healthy. However, 2011 is a contract year for both Hall and Jones and the Bengals need to start thinking about the future of their secondary. If Hall asks for the same amount of money that Joseph did, the Bengals will probably decide, like they did with Joseph, that he's not worth it. Regardless of whether or not that's the right decision (it's not), they'll need somebody to step in and start in Hall's place. That somebody could be Curtis Brown.

CBS Draft Scout ranks Brown as the eighth best cornerback in this year's draft class. Rob Rang has Brown going to the Eagles in the second round in his mock draft, and Chad Reuter has him going to the Lions in the second. Brown, a former receiver, has elite speed and is capable of helping in the passing game as well as against the run. He may not be able to jump into a starting role immediately but that isn't necessarily going to be asked of him. He'll play in nickle and dime formations and possibly fill in if Jones or Hall goes down with an injury. Next year, though, we may be watching him as a starter on defense.

Brown's elite speed, ability to mirror receivers on the outside and proven special teams acumen have made him a lot of fans among NFL coaches and scouts. The importance of finding athletes of his caliber for the cornerback position should put Brown in the top third of many draft boards come April.

Oh, and did I mention that he's an accomplished return man too?

I couldn't find a Curtis Brown Highlight video that I could embed, so you can watch his highlights here.

Draft Overview:

# Team Picked By Name/Positon of Pick
1 Carolina James Shively Nick Fairley / DT
2 Denver sexsalad Patrick Peterson / CB
3 Buffalo Elguapo09 Von Miller / OLB
4 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2 A.J. Green / WR
5 Arizona Broski Da'Quan Bowers / DE
6 Cleveland Joe Goodberry Marcell Dareus / DL
7 San Francisco Heybrown Prince Amukamara / CB
8 Tennessee Oxalis Cam Newton / QB
9 Dallas Jim0ijk Robert Quinn / DE
10 Washington Pardon_My_French Blaine Gabbert / QB
11 Houston Joe27 Julio Jones / WR
12 Minnesota CarsonOrBust Tyron Smith / OL
13 Detroit The_Black_Stripes Cameron Jordan / DL
14 St. Louis Jaegner Aldon Smith / DE
15 Miami JaredM Mark Ingram / RB
16 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit JJ Watt / DE
17 New England (from Oakland / Seymour) UpStateMike Anthony Castonzo / OT
18 San Diego Quickslant Mike Pouncey / OG
19 New York Giants TheDealio Akeem Ayers / OLB
20 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch Ryan Kerrigan / DE
21 Kansas City Indesignkat Corey Liuget / DT
22 Indianapolis Ddbumpus Nate Solder / OT
23 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12 Gabe Carimi / OT
24 New Orleans FriarBob Cameron Heyward / DE
25 Seattle IgnatiusJReilly Jake Locker / QB
26 Baltimore FriarBob Adrian Clayborn / DE
27 Atlanta TruWhoDey Justin Houston / DE/OLB
28 New England UpStateMike Muhammad Wilkerson / DL
29 Chicago Bsmith4256 Derek Sherrod / OL
30 New York Jets Polo_614 Phil Taylor / DT
31 Pittsburgh Jason Garrison Jimmy Smith / CB
32 Green Bay Sean Weaver Stephen Paea / DL
33 New England (from Carolina / Armanti Edwards) UpStateMike Brooks Reed / OLB
34 Buffalo Elguapo09 Allen Bailey / DE
35 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2 Christian Ponder / QB
36 Denver sexsalad Kyle Rudolph / TE
37 Cleveland Jason Garrison Torrey Smith / WR
38 Arizona Broski Rodney Hudson / OG
39 Tennessee Oxalis Marvin Austin / DT
40 Dallas Jim0ijk Danny Watkins / OG
41 Washington Pardon_My_French Jonathan Baldwin / WR
42 Houston Joe27 Rahim Moore / FS
43 Minnesota CarsonOrBust Ryan Mallet / QB
44 Detroit The_Black_Stripes Stefen Wiesnewski / C/G
45 San Francisco Heybrown Andy Dalton / QB
46 Denver (from Miami / Brandon Marshall) sexsalad Drake Nevis / DT
47 St. Louis Jaegner Leonard Hankerson / WR
48 Oakland NoodleXV Brandon Harris / CB
49 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit Aaron Williams / S
50 San Diego Quickslant Jabaal Sheard / DE
51 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch Martez Wilson / MLB
52 New York Giants TheDealio Mikel Leshoure / RB
53 Indianapolis Ddbumpus Titus Young / WR
54 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12 Davon House / CB
55 Kansas City Indesignkat Sam Acho / OLB
56 New Orleans FriarBob Mason Foster / OLB
57 Seattle IgnatiusJReilly Marcus Cannon/ OG/OT
58 Baltimore Joe Goodberry Ben Ijalana / T-G
59 Atlanta TruWhoDey
Ryan Williams / RB
60 New England UpStateMike
Quinton Carter / S
61 San Diego (from NYJets / Antonio Cromartie) Quickslant
Colin McCarthy / LB
62 Chicago Bsmith4256 Tandon Doss/ WR
63 Pittsburgh FriarBob Will Rackley/ OG/OT
64 Green Bay Sean Weaver Randall Cobb/ WR
65 Carolina James Shively Colin Kaepernick/ QB
66 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2 Curtis Brown/ CB
67 Denver sexsalad
68 Buffalo Elguapo09
69 Arizona Broski
70 Cleveland FriarBob
71 Dallas Jim0ijk
72 New Orleans (from Washington / Jammal Brown) FriarBob
73 Houston Joe27
74 New England (from Minnesota / Randy Moss) UpStateMike
75 Detroit The_Black_Stripes
76 San Francisco Heybrown
77 Tennessee Oxalis
78 St. Louis Jaegner
79 Miami JaredM
80 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
81 Oakland NoodleXV
82 San Diego Quickslant
83 New York Giants TheDealio
84 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
85 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
86 Kansas City Indesignkat
87 Indianapolis Ddbumpus
88 New Orleans FriarBob
89 San Diego (from Seattle / Charlie Whitehurst) Quickslant
90 Baltimore Jason Garrison
91 Atlanta TruWhoDey
92 New England UpStateMike
93 Chicago Bsmith4256
94 New York Jets Polo_614
95 Pittsburgh Joe Goodberry
96 Green Bay Sean Weaver