FootballGod's Final 2013 Mock
Bengals 2013 Mock Draft
I foresee Andre Smith signing before the draft or before training camp.
1. Jonathan Cyprien Safety Florida International I think Vaccaro is long gone by our first pick. Cyprien has great hips and coverage ability to go along with a physical build that will allow him to blitz off the edge. Zimmer just completed a one-on-one final examination of Cyprien the week of the draft so I think this is the direction we go.
2A. Alec Ogletree OLB Georgia I really wanted an offensive weapon at this spot but I think the value still lies with the defense at this pick. Olgetree’s stock has been falling fast recently due to his off the field troubles but he has first round talent that he displayed throughout his college career. He moves sideline to sideline as well as anyone in the draft. He is a converted safety so he brings those coverage skills with him to the LB position.
2B. Gio Bernard RB North Carolina There is previous injury concerns but Bernard has recovered completely from the injuries. He is the perfect complement to BJGE. Bernard can run between the tackles or outside and he can catch the ball out of the backfield. I think he is the perfect fit for the WCO.
3. Da’Rick Rogers WR Tennessee Tech 6’2” 217 lbs. 4.5 40 Rogers is a physical specimen with strong hands who overpowered defenders in his routes and after the catch on his way to second-team All-SEC status in 2011 (67 catches, 1,040 yards, nine TDs), and to a dominating season (78 catches for 1,207 yards and 11 TDs) while at Tennessee Tech. His immaturity off the field caused him to be dismissed from Tennessee before the 2012 season, and thus the biggest questions with Rogers will be about character concerns. We have to find playmakers on offense to help Andy out and to get the double team off of AJ at least some of the time.
4. Reid Fragel OT Ohio State Fragel is 6’7” 309 lbs. He is a former TE that switched to OT his senior year. Fragel will fall in the draft because he only played OT for one year and he is not fully developed size wise. What I mean is that he has the frame to hold more weight without looking sloppy. He weighted in the 265 range before converting to OT. He is as good an athlete at OT that you will find in the draft but needs a redshirt year like Sims and Thompson got last season.
5. Tyrann Mathieu CB/PR/KR Mathieu has 2nd round talent but an UFA weed problem. I have no idea where Mathieu is going to be drafter. I know a lot of teams are not going to have him on their draft boards. If Burfict can go undrafted then Mathieu could last until the 5th round. Say goodbye to Tate and hello to Honey Badger! If Mathieu is gone then I would pick Terry Hawthorne at this spot to play the exact same role.
6A. Knile Davis RB Arkansas Davis is a bruising back who has struggled with injuries since high school, lost his entire 2011 season due to a broken ankle, and failed to look like the same player in 2012 as he was in 2010. In Indianapolis, Davis put together one of the best workouts of any prospect at the position in running a 4.37 40 yard dash. His power and burst in the open field make him tough to stop when all his parts are in working order; but this has proved to be a struggle for Davis.
6B. Etienne Sabino LB Ohio State 6’2” 247 lbs. Sabino has played both SAM and WLB. He was the most productive LB for OSU until he got injured. I think he grades out higher than a 6th round pick but will drop because of the injury. We lack depth at LB and he can also contribute on special teams.
7A. Michael Williams TE Alabama Williams is nothing more than a blocking TE who would more than likely spend the season on the practice squad.
7B. Alex Hurst OT LSU Hurst is a camp body and practice squad player. He could potentially fill the role that Roland has in the future.
What do you think?
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