Mock Draft Round Up 3.0

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The NFL draft is two weeks away and once again we take a look at how things could play out in the first round.

Take a look at which players media outlets are predicting the Bengals select with its first round pick in their most recent mock drafts.

Below is a look at the latest mock drafts from national media members:

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Devin Bush, LB, Michigan

Charley Casserly -

Analysis: "Bengals fill a major need on defense with the athletic Bush."

Todd McShay – ESPN

Analysis: "Bush makes a lot of sense as a speedy linebacker with range."

Pete Prisco - CBS Sports

Analysis: "They have to get faster at linebacker and Bush can run. They could also go for an offensive lineman here."

Mel Kiper Jr. – ESPN

Analysis: "...go best player available with the No. 11 pick. That's Bush, a sideline-to-sideline linebacker with elite athleticism."

RJ White - CBS Sports

Analysis: "The Bengals pass on a quarterback at No. 11 to take one of the two elite linebacker options in this draft in Bush, who immediately becomes the team's best linebacker whether he slots into the middle or at WILL, where he could provide excellent pass defense to go with his elite speed and athleticism."

Geoff Hobson -

Analysis: "The heart says to go with the man you need most and every Cincy school kid knows they need a supersonic fast linebacker that can energize and modernize a defense that finished last in 2018. And what a way to replace Vontaze Burfict at WILL with a guy who is your best backer no matter where you put him with that intergalactic 4.43 40-yard dash."

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Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Charles Davis -

Analysis: "So, the Bengals begin the chant "OH ... IO" and select their QB of the future from right down the road in Columbus."

Dan Kadar - SB Nation

Analysis: "Haskins has the toolset of a franchise quarterback."

Jared Dubin - CBS Sports

Analysis: "Cincinnati moves up the board ahead of the Broncos and Raiders in order to land Zac Taylor his quarterback of the future."

Luke Easterling - USA Today

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Devin White, LB, LSU

Robert Klemko, Sports Illustrated

Analysis: "The Bengals have a glaring need at linebacker, and White is the best available."

Lance Cartelli, 247Sports

Analysis: "The Bengals need to add speed and playmaking on defense, and they do so by selecting the LSU linebacker."

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Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

Ryan Wilson – CBS Sports

Analysis: "Andy Dalton has two years left on his eminently affordable contract so there will be no rush to get Lock on the field."

Chris Trapasso - CBS Sports

Analysis: "New Bengals head coach Zac Taylor came from Los Angeles where he spent a season with Jared Goff, a strong-armed pocket passer who needed a year to acclimate to the pro game. Lock wouldn't have to be rushed onto the field but would give the new era in Cincinnati a new quarterback."

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Ed Oliver, DT, Houston

Connor Orr - Sports Illustrated

Analysis: "Long-term insurance at the defensive tackle position, and a short-term boost to a defensive line that has some veteran talent under their belt."

Brad Kelly - The Draft Network

Analysis: "Ed Oliver set the world on fire with his Pro Day athletic testing, showing that he's a legitimate top 10 player in the NFL Draft."

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T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa

Vinnie Iyer - The Sporting News

Analysis: "Hockenson can be the next great all-around player at the position with his hands, physicality, smarts and agility. At 6-5, 251 pounds, he lived up to his billing at the Combine."

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Andre Dillard, T, Washington State

Chad Reuter -

Analysis: "Dillard's pass-protection skills will be valued on the right side and he could shift to the blind side once Cordy Glenn's time with the team comes to an end."


Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma

Peter King - Football's Morning In America

Analysis: "Assuming (Zac) Taylor is okay with Dalton, there's a desperate need at tackle. I'd go Cody Ford, the Oklahoma tackle."

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