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Bengals Mock Draft: 10 players who could be first pick

Randy Gregory, Landon Collins and Danny Shelton are among the biggest names being mocked to the Bengals with the NFL Draft inching closer.

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The guys at SB Nation took a unique approach to their latest mock draft.

Instead of just making their own picks, Dan Kadar also gathered some of the most recent mock drafts from around the internet, then compiled them to see which players have been mocked to various teams.

For the Cincinnati Bengals, Kadar's own pick was Stanford offensive tackle Andrus Peat:

With (Randy) Gregory gone earlier in this mock draft, the choice comes down to Peat or Miami's Ereck Flowers. Either choice would be a good one for the Bengals. Flowers is more of a power blocker while Peat has more athletic potential and could be the team's left tackle of the future.

As for other mock drafts, he found 10 different players who've been mocked to the Bengals in recent drafts. Here are those names, along with links to previous articles we've done on each player being mocked to Cincinnati.

The picks:
20 percent Randy Gregory (CJ story)

15 percent Andrus Peat (CJ story)

15 percent Ereck Flowers (CJ story)

10 percent D.J. Humphries (CJ story)

10 percent Landon Collins (CJ story)

10 percent Malcom Brown (CJ story)

5 percent Alvin Dupree (CJ story)

5 percent Danny Shelton (Kansas City Star)

5 percent Jordan Phillips (CJ story)

5 percent Marcus Peters (CJ story)

Of those picks, I would say there's little-to-no chance of Danny Shelton falling to the Bengals. The Washington defensive tackle should go in the top 15, and he's not getting past Cleveland at No. 19.

I also can't see Marcus Peters being the pick. The Bengals are fine at corner and don't spend first-round picks on guys with backgrounds like Peters. He'll be lucky to be a first-round pick as it is, let alone go 21st overall.

As Kadar's study shows, a lot of recent mocks have Randy Gregory falling to Cincinnati, but I can't see it happening either. A failed drug test at the combine is bad, but it usually doesn't hurt prospects as good as Gregory. Talent will always outweigh character concerns with some teams, and I just can't see him not being one of the first 20 picks.