#4- WR AJ Green Georgia
I see both Gabbert and Newton gone by the time this pick rolls around. I see the Bengals then targeting a WR in the 1st so they decide to take the best WR in the draft in Green. Green is a perfect fit in the West Coast offense. I don't believe all this hype that Julio is rated higher on Bengals board then Green. I think it is just a smokescreen.
#35- QB Christian Ponder Florida State
If the Bengals don't select a QB in the 1st then i see them selecting one in the 2nd Round. I see Mallet and Ponder both available when the Bengals pick in the 2nd round. I see them taking Ponder over Mallet because Ponder is a better fit in a WC offense. Ponder may not have the big arm of Mallet but he is more accurate and is mobile.
#66- OG Will Rackley Lehigh
The Bengals are going to need to upgrade the OL especially if they invest a draft pick into a QB. Guard is arguably the biggest weakest on the OL. Rackley is one of the biggest sleepers in the draft. I could see him developing into a Jahri Evans. The Bengals have shown some interest in Rackley
#101- SS DeAndre McDaniel Clemson
The Bengals take their first character concerned player and Defense player. Roy Williams and Ndukwe are set to become FA and that leaves a big hole at the SS spot. McDaniel is a safety that takes a lot of chances but i think Zimmer can mold him into a solid starting safety.
#134- DT Terrell McClain South Florida
The Bengals are going to have to take DT at some point in this draft. With Peko regressing this last season and Tank Johnson and Pat Sims not the future at DT for them and having injury problems. McClain really impressed the Bengals last year when they went to work out Jason Pierre Paul.
#167- RB Bilal Powell Louisville
The Bengals are going to have to bring in a RB in case they are not able to resign Benson. Even if they are able to resign Benson they need RB that fits Benson mold encase of injury or to just come in and take some carries away from Benson. Powell is the type of Back that the Bengals like.
#207- OLB Jonas Mouton Michigan
This pick is for Depth purposes. Mouton could be a solid special team player and a decent spot starter. Mouton was one of better players on a ****** Michigan defense.
#246(COMP)- K Jake Rodgers Cincinnati
The Bengals are going to need to bring in a kicker for competition purposes. Nugent has trouble staying healthy and i don't think the Bengals are sold on Stitser. Rodgers is use to kicking in Cincinnati weather and they did take the chance on Huber because of the same thing.