National Football Post’s West Wes Bunting published his second Mock Draft today, and in it he has Alabama RB Trent Richardson falling all the way to 17, where the Bengals happily snatch him up. Richardson, the consensus top back in this draft class should be long gone by 17, but Bunting suggests it will happen due to the needs of other teams ahead of Cincinnati, and the fact that running backs tend to slide.
Four picks later, he predicts the Bengals will grab troubled North Alabama CB Janoris Jenkins at 21. Bunting predicts that the Bengals will look past his character issues and smaller-than-ideal stature to snag help for their depleted secondary.
Regarding other prospects that have Bengal interest, Stanford OG David DeCastro goes at 11 to the Chiefs, South Carolina CB Stephon Gilmore goes at 20 to the Titans, OL Cordy Glenn goes at 23 to the Lions, Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd falls to the Texans at 26, Nebraska S Mark Barron goes 21 to the Patriots, and Baylor WR Kendall Wright goes at 30 to the 49ers.
Miami RB Lamar Miller falls to the second round.
Frankly, I’m not sold on Richardson as the kind of back Jay Gruden wants for his West Coast attack, and I’d prefer the team avoid Jenkins and his character flaws.
What do you think, Who Dey Nation?