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2014 NFL Mock Draft: Bengals select cornerback (again)

The Cincinnati Bengals don't have a desperate need at cornerback, but there are unanswered questions about the position's future.

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It's Monday.

Therefore a new mock draft is released, largely to supplement the updated draft order following Sunday's Division round which saw four eliminations and more clarity for the first-round draft order in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Last week, SB Nation's Mocking the Draft gave the Bengals cornerback Bradley Roby out of The Ohio State University. This week, the crew stayed at cornerback by mocked Oklahoma State cornerback, Justin Gilbert.

It's about time for the first cornerback to come off the board. Justin Gilbert improved a ton during his senior season. He's best when asked to press receivers at the line of scrimmage, given his size and ability to turn and run with receivers. Cornerback is an area where Cincinnati can continue to get deeper this offseason.

Cornerback is also a need that we've identified. Terence Newman will turn 36 years old in September. Leon Hall is returning from his second torn Achilles in three years. Dre Kirkpatrick, for all of the positives that he had this season, had as many issues and remains a relative unknown.

There are other positions that the Bengals could address, from quarterback (not likely in the first round), defensive end, linebacker, and safety. Either way, like last year, this year's draft will likely be more a best-player-available type of draft.