EDITOR'S NOTE: Apologies for the late posting. I was busy attending the Phillies' donkey of a game this afternoon and only just got access to a computer again. Anyway, back to the draft.
With the twenty-first pick in the 2012 BGN Community Mock Draft, PierreC selects...
Kendall Wright: WR, Baylor
Since the Bengals got a stud CB with the 17th pick of this mock draft I see them having two needs. OL and WR. Starting with the WR, after AJ Green, there is no player outside of Jermaine Gresham, who is a TE, who had over 40 catches or over 400 yards receiving last year who is on this roster in the time I'm writing this. They lost Jerome Simpson who had the third most reception and TDs and the second most receiving yards on the team last year. Simpson is still a FA but has been sentenced to a 15-day prison time and a possible suspension and he might not be brought back by the Bengals. If Simpson returns however, the Bengals should look for an OL with this pick if they pick a CB at 17th.
The OL is also a need after losing some offensive linemen to FA, among them were former Eagles C Mike McGlynn. The OL situation can be upgraded but for now they have an offensive line that might be able to get through the 2012 season. They should probably look to get an upgrade from RG Clint Boling tough as he probably is the weakest link on the offensive line.
Other needs in the team are RB and DE but there is really no RB worth taking at this point and they should focus to upgrade WR or OL before DE.
More after the jump...
I gave OL Cordy Glenn a hard look here but I feel that WR needs to be address since they has no really No.2 guy, adding a WR at this point seems like the best decision. And the best WR to take at this point is Kendall Wright from Baylor. He has had 302 receptions for 4004 yards and 30 TD in his college career at Baylor. At 5-10" and 196 lbs he is a bit small but he makes it up by being strong built. He is also pretty fast with a 4.41 40 yard dash at his Pro Day. He should be a good No.2 for the Bengals and will give Andy Dalton a new weapon to play with. A good NFL comparison would be Steve Smith in Carolina.
Some think that he is a production of Robert Griffin III but I think that he is a very good player. Good players tend to help each other and I believe that Wright helped Griffin even though Griffin helped Wright the most. Andy Dalton got help from AJ Green and I think that Dalton now can help Wright and that Wright can help Dalton now. Also Wright was pretty solid when Griffin wasn't playing when Wright was. You don't get 10 receiving records in the school by only having two good years as supposed to having four good years.
Wright would complement AJ Green well too. Wright can be more of the burner while Green is more of an all-around guy who can do most things. With Gresham at TE, Green-Ellis at RB and Jordan Shipley in the slot, the Bengals get a pretty nice set of offense. The only thing that was missing was No.2 WR which I feel they get with this pick.
Next on the clock will be drc242 with the Cleveland Browns.
Previous Picks: #1 Andrew Luck, #2 Robert Griffin III, #3 Morris Claiborne, #4 Trent Richardson, #5 Matt Kalil, #6Justin Blackmon, #7 Melvin Ingram, #8 Ryan Tannehill, #9 Michael Floyd, #10 Dre Kirkpatrick, #11 David DeCastro, #12Courtney Upshaw, #13 Luke Kuechly, #14 Fletcher Cox, #15 Quinton Coples, #16 Mark Barron, #17 Stephon Gilmore, #18 Riley Reiff, #19 Janoris Jenkins, #20 Nick Perry