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Todd McShay Mock Draft: Bengals go offensive tackle

We're inching closer to the 2015 NFL draft and draft experts are finalizing their perspectives and mock drafts. ESPN's Todd McShay goes with an offensive tackle for the Bengals.

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Hold everything.

ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay released his fourth mock draft on Monday, sending Stanford offensive tackle Andrus Peat to the Cincinnati Bengals at No. 21 overall.

The Bengals could take DT Malcom Brown here or possibly look at one of the wide receivers, but Peat is a great value pick here (No. 10 player on our board), and Cincy's starting left tackle, Andrew Whitworth, is a free agent after the 2015 season. Peat struggles against power at times, but has all the tools to develop into a good starting NFL left tackle. The return of Michael Johnson in free agency lessens the Bengals' need for a pass-rusher, to a certain degree.

This isn't the first time that McShay dumped Peat on the Bengals -- he mocked him to Cincinnati during a mid-December mock draft before going with defensive end pass rushers in Clemson's Vic Beasley and Kentucky's Bud Dupree, in his last two installments.

As for the top five, McShay goes:

1) Buccaneers: QB Jameis Winston
2) Titans: QB Marcus Mariota
3) Jaguars: WR Amari Cooper
4) Raiders: DE Leonard Williams
5) Redskins: DE Dante Fowler