Between the end of the NFL season and the start of the NFL draft on April 30th, there have been a ton of different players mocked to the Bengals with the 21st overall pick.
Jason LaCanfora predicted 10 players who will be selected within the first 10 picks, and two of them have been mocked to the Bengals at various points.
Stanford offensive tackle Andrus Peat and Missouri defensive end Shane Ray would be great picks at No. 21, but it's unlikely either is there, at least according to LaCanfora:
7. Shane Ray, DE, Missouri: I'm going to go with the scouts' take that Vic Beasley is more of a 3-4 guy and I see John Fox looking for someone who slides maybe easier into a 4-3 and can get after the quarterback. This almost has to be a pass rusher to me.
It's imperative with Aaron Rodgers and Matt Stafford and now Teddy Bridgewater in the division. And this defense has been horrific the past few years and devoid of anything to scare opposing quarterbacks. You could certainly make the case for a corner, too, (or a defensive tackle or a pretty much anything on that side of the ball), but a disruptive force off the edge carries the day for me here.
9. Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford: The Giants have to continue reworking their offensive line and it remains an area of concern and this kid is good fit. I'm not sure if its being reflected in the media much, but teams like him a lot and New York needs a tackle. I continue to hear a buzz about Scherff and Peat going in these two slots.