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Final Seven-Round Cincinnati Bengals Mock Draft

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Another draft preparation season comes to an end as the last mock drafts are being reviewed. I think we've seen every possible first round scenario for the Bengals over the past few months and we're ready to see the official picks. So, for the final time in 2012, here is my full 7-round Bengals mock draft with alternate mock scenarios.


Official Pick

Scenario A

Scenario B

Scenario C


Michael Floyd
WR - Notre Dame

Dre Kirkpatrick
CB/S - Alabama

Quinton Coples

Riley Reiff
T/G - Iowa


Doug Martin
RB - Boise State

Stephen Hill
WR - Georgia Tech

Kendall Wright
WR - Baylor

Courtney Upshaw
DE/LB - Alabama


Josh Robinson

David Wilson
RB - Virginia Tech

Trumaine Johnson
CB/S - Montana

Brandon Boykin
CB - Georgia


Josh Chapman
DT - Alabama

Malik Jackson
DL - Tennessee

Isaiah Pead
RB - Cincinnati

Marvin McNutt
WR - Iowa


Brandon Washington
T/G - Miami

Philip Blake
G/C - Baylor

Jaye Howard
DT - Florida

Bernard Pierce
RB - Temple


Evan Rodriguez
TE/FB - Temple

Tyler Nielsen
LB - Iowa

Donald Stephenson
OT - Oklahoma

Olivier Vernon
DE - Miami


Josh Kaddu
SLB - Oregon

Nick Jean Baptiste
DT - Baylor

Miles Burris
LB - S.D. State

Akiem Hicks
DT - Regina


T.J. Graham
WR - N.C. State

Aaron Henry
S - Wisconsin

Winston Guy
S - Kentucky

Lance Lewis


Justin Bethel
CB/S - Presbyterian

Lavon Brazil
WR - Ohio

Brian Linthicum
TE - Michigan State

Brandon Marshall
LB - Nevada

1.17) Michael Floyd: WR - Notre Dame
Floyd drops slightly due to character concerns and speed limitations but he's ready to play as a rookie and could become an upper-tier complementary type WR. Adding weapons around Andy Dalton should be priority number one. For Dalton to reach his potential or even surpass it, it'll take some serious talent around him. Floyd and A.J. Green become a dynamic duo and really open things up for Jermaine Gresham and Jordan Shipley.

Other Options: Dre Kirkpatrick, Quinton Coples, Riley Reiff

1.21) Doug Martin: RB - Boise State
I could easily see Martin being the best player available that could make an immediate impact. Martin is compact, strong, tough and explosive. He's a three down RB and offers versatility in a run or pass heavy offense. With a stable running game, that will force defenses to cover Green one-on-one more often or allow Martin to run wild vs. 7-man fronts.

Other Options: Stephen Hill, Kendall Wright, Courtney Upshaw

2.21) Josh Robinson: CB - Central Florida
Robinson is an off-man cover CB with untapped upside. After he blew up the combine, people went back and gave Robinson and second look. Most came back impressed and think he can develop into a starting quality CB. He needs to use his physical skills better and that will come with repetition and muscle memory taking over. Robinson has very high upside for a 2nd round pick. With the Bengals signing every veteran CB they can, Josh Robinson would have the opportunity to sit and learn from some very accomplished vets.

Other Options: David Wilson, Trumaine Johnson, Brandon Boykin

3.20) Josh Chapman: DT - Alabama
Chapman is a brick wall run defender. He's very stout and can control the line of scrimmage. Had he not played with a knee injury last year, Chapman would probably be a top 50 selection. With Geno Atkins being the pass rush specialist and Domata Peko reaching his career plateau, another DT is needed that can eventually start. The Bengals re-signed Pat Sims but he hasn't stayed healthy and is only on a 1-year contract.

Other Options: Malik Jackson, Isaiah Pead, Marvin McNutt

4.21) Brandon Washington: T/G - Miami
Washington played OT at Miami but he'll move inside in the NFL because of height/size issues. He's a thick, power player that uses a wide base and lower body strength to his advantage. He needs work on the technical aspect and he isn't very athletic. Washington could've used another year at Miami, but here he will come in and probably sit a year and learn. Boling, Hudson or Bell will start at RG and Washington will back up one of them while also backing up at RT.

Other Options: Philip Blake, Jaye Howard, Bernard Pierce

5.21) Evan Rodriguez: H-Back - Temple
Rodriguez is an athletic receiver who also offers a little something as a blocker. He's a move type TE. Think Aaron Hernandez, Chris Cooley and Dustin Keller. The Bengals have use Gresham primarily as the inline (Y-TE) and they could really use and athletic guy that can line up in the backfield or in different places as a moveable chess piece. In a true west coast offense, the FB and secondary TE need to be weapons in the short passing game. Rodriguez fits that mold.

Other Options: Tyler Nielsen, Donald Stephenson, Olivier Vernon

5.31) Josh Kaddu:SLB - Oregon
Kaddu is a guy that I could see going much higher but he hasn't received the buzz I expected. He's a conversion DE/LB player so there will be a transition period, but I love his athleticism and ability to pass rush without quitting. Kaddu would fit the SLB mold that Marvin Lewis covets and he'd battle Dontay Moch to back up Manny Lawson in 2012.

Other Options: Nick Jean Baptiste, Miles Burris, Akiem Hicks

5.31) T.J. Graham: WR - N.C. State
Graham would be the 2nd WR selected by the Bengals in this draft but he provides something that no current Bengals receiver does; deep speed. Graham is maybe the most vertically explosive WR in the draft. He's very dangerous from anywhere on the field and could provide a spark in certain offensive packages.

Other Options: Aaron Henry, Winston Guy, Lance Lewis

6.21) Justin Bethel: CB/S - Presbyterian
With their last pick, Justin Bethel comes in with versatility to play CB or S in the NFL. He's also one of the best special team's players in the draft. That'll be needed if Bethel makes the roster as a 6th round pick. He'll need to beat out Jeromy Miles and Robert Sands for special team's snaps at the least.

Other Options: Lavon Brazil, Brian Linthicum, Brandon Marshall