2012 Cincinnati Bengals Seven Round Mock Draft


1. First Round, 17th overall: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

The Bengals don’t have a pressing need at the cornerback position now that they have acquired the likes of  Terrance Newman, Nate Clements, and Jason Allen. They could certainly still address the position later, but with those moves, it has become increasingly less likely. I think Wright would be a great pickup here. He would be a fantastic complement to A.J. Green as a speedy, smaller receiver, though both are capable of making big plays. The Bengals could have a scary offensive attack if these guys turn out the way they should. Wright has huge upside and would be an excellent addition here.

2. First round, 21st overall: Cordy Glenn, OL, Georgia

Glenn is a mauler who is very athletic and would instantly upgrade the Bengals’ offensive line. He was a huge part–literally–of the Georgia offensive line and their rushing attack, and he would get to reunite in Cincinnati with A.J. Green, another former Bulldog. With the Bengals’ need on the interior offensive line, this could be a good fit and good value.

3. Second Round, 53rd overall: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami

The Bengals are in need of a featured back. It was rumored they could go after Michael Bush, but he wound up in Chicago and since Cedric Benson has not been brought back and the Bengals have only brought in BenJarvus Green-Ellis, I think running back could be a priority. Not only that, but Lamar Miller has a first round grade from us, so getting him in the mid-late second round would be a huge steal, in my opinion.

4. Third round, 83rd overall: Casey Heyward, CB, Vanderbilt

Heyward is a guy who has really come on to the scene late, but he’s a very underrated player who has starting potential in the NFL. The Bengals, like I stated before, don’t have a ton of needs to getting a guy in the third round with upside like Heyward is a good direction to go. He would probably start off as a special teams player, but could develop into the long-term starter opposite Leon Hall.

5. Fourth Round, 116th overall: Antonio Allen, DB, South Carolina

The Bengals continue to add upside, athletic ability, versatility, and special teams ability here. Allen is a guy who can play multiple positions for you and provide depth at the safety position.

6. Fifth Round, 156th overall: Keenan Robinson, LB, Texas

Robinson was a pretty productive college player who is ranked pretty low as of right now, but he has a chance to come in and contribute. With the trade of Keith Rivers, the Bengals opened up a slot in their group of linebackers, and Robinson could fit right in.

7. Fifth Round, 166th overall: Tim Fugger, DE, Vanderbilt

The Bengals get a teammate of Casey Heyward here and a guy who can rush the quarterback. Fugger was impressive at his pro day, and showed off some athletic ability to scouts. He would be a decent option here and a guy who could be a developmental pass rusher.

8. Sixth Round, 191st overall: Dale Moss, WR, South Dakota State

I think the Bengals will bring in multiple wide receivers to have competition, and they could be really intrigued by Dale Moss, who lit it up at his pro day and showed phenomenal athletic ability. The former SDSU basketball player only played one year of college football, but he has huge upside and could be a great fit with the Bengals.

Draft Recap

1. Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

2. Cordy Glenn, OL, Georgia

3. Lamar Miller, RB, Miami

4. Casey Heyward, CB, Vanderbilt

5. Antonio Allen, S, South Carolina

6. Keenan Robinson, LB, Texas

7. Tim Fugger, DE, Vanderbilt

8. Dale Moss, WR, South Dakota State