Everyone on the blog knows about the Cincinnati Bengals, thanks to the annual game the Bengals and Houston Texans have been playing in January. They're a good young team led by the Pride of Katy, Texas (I'm required to refer to quarterback Andy Dalton as such by higher powers) and the unstoppable A.J. Green. On the defensive side of the ball, those young Bengals are led by one-time TDC draft crush, and the league's second most dominant interior force, defensive tackle Geno Atkins.
Enough introduction though, McKnight299's stepping to the podium with his pick and explanation and he has to get back to class.
I was really tempted to pick Alabama running back Eddie Lacy with this pick, but I think there are better options later in the draft to compliment Benjarvis Green-Ellis.
With the 21st pick in the 2013 BRB Mock Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select Kenny Vaccaro, safety out of the University of Texas.
I believe Kenny Vaccaro would complement and strengthen the Bengals defense, especially in a defense-dominated division with the Steelers, Ravens, and up-and-coming Browns. At 6’0’’ and considerable speed and strength, Vaccaro will be a force to be reckoned with when the ball is thrown in his direction. He’s a solid open field tackler but might have to get used to playing more zone coverage in the NFL. Being used in the Nickel more when playing at Texas, Vaccaro will know more about man coverage and tendencies.
Hard to argue with this. The Bengals don't have too many glaring weaknesses, but the safety spot is one of them. Thoughts BRBers? Is Vaccaro the right call? Should the Bengals worry about their linebackers or right tackle spot here? Do you hate being reminded that the Texans passed on Geno freakin' Atkins to take Earl Mitchell?
The recap of the ongoing round one is below. The aptly named gm.in.waiting, and his St. Louis Rams, is no longer waiting and on the clock. The pick is due to Tim no later than 7 pm C.D.T.
1. Kansas City Chiefs--Luke Joeckel (OT--Texas A&M)
2. Jacksonville Jaguars--Eric Fisher (OT--Central Michigan)
3. Oakland Raiders--Sharrif Floyd (DT--Florida)
4. Philadelphia Eagles--Dee Milliner (CB--Alabama)
5. Detroit Lions--Jarvis Jones (LB--Georgia)
6. Cleveland Browns--Keenan Allen (WR--Cal)
7. Arizona Cardinals--Chance Warmack (OG--Alabama)
8. Buffalo Bills--Geno Smith (QB--West Virginia)
9. New York Jets--Dion Jordan (DE/OLB--Oregon)
10. Tennessee Titans--Ezekial Ansah (DE--BYU)
11. San Diego Chargers--Lane Johnson (OT--Oklahoma)
12. Miami Dolphins--Barkevious Mingo (DE/OLB--LSU)
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers--Tavon Austin (WR--West Virginia)
14. Carolina Panthers--Star Lotulelei (DT--Utah)
15. New Orleans Saints--Sheldon Richardson (DT--Missouri)
16. St. Louis Rams--DeAndre Hopkins (WR--Clemson)
17. Pittsburgh Steelers--Cordarrelle Patterson (WR--Tennessee)
18. Dallas Cowboys--Jonathan Cooper (G--North Carolina)
19. New York Giants--Bjoern Wagner (DE--Florida State)
20. Chicago Bears--Tyler Eifert (TE--Notre Dame)
21. Cincinnati Bengals--Kenny Vaccaro (S--Texas)
22. St. Louis Rams--gm.in.waiting
23. Minnesota Vikings--The Night Owl
24. Indianapolis Colts--ckone
25. Minnesota Vikings--The Night Owl
26. Green Bay Packers--krkenney
27. Houston Texans--BRB Staff
28. Denver Broncos--Capt Ron
29. New England Patriots--MaloneyPony
30. Atlanta Falcons--riversmccown
31. San Francisco 49ers--TexansDC
32. Baltimore Ravens--Cougfan