Posted: 6:10 a.m.
As the Bengals.com Media Mock Draft grinds to No. 46 in the second round, here are picks 11-20 in the first round:
11. BILLS: WR Devin Tomas, Michigan State; Mark Gaughan, Buffalo News: Lee Evans needs some help on the outside.
12. BRONCOS: RB Jonathan Stewart, Oregon; Bill Williamson, ESPN.com: The Broncos aren't worried about his toe surgery. In fact, they think with his vision and power and their zone-blocking scheme, he can win multi rushing titles.
13. PANTHERS: DE Derrick Harvey, Florida; Pat Yasinskas, ESPN.com: Mike Rucker has retired and Julius Peppers is coming off a career-worst 2.5 sacks.
14. BEARS: G Branden Albert, Virginia; John Mullin, Chicago Tribune: Albert can play guard and tackle and he gets the nod over Vandy's Chris Williams because he can play both as the Bears move John Tait to right tackle.
15. LIONS: OLB Jerod Mayo, Tennessee; Mike O'Hara, Detroit News: It looks to be a reach of about seven or eight spots and there will be quite a discussion if there is a running back like Rashard Mendenhall there. But with Harvey off the board, defensive head coach Rod Marinelli figures to have a big say, and Meyo is a very active player with what the Lions feel is high character.
16 CARDINALS: RB Rashard Mendenhall, Illinois; Kent Somers, Arizona Republic: Time to groom Edgerrin James' successor with two years left on his deal, and as of late James hasn't supplied the kind of big runs Mendenhall can provide.
17. CHIEFS: DE Phillip Merling, Clemson; Adam Teicher, Kansas City Star: Courtesy of Minnesota in the Jared Allen trade. Only if the Chiefs don't get the pass rusher at No. 5. If Chris Long falls to them, then look for Vandy's Williams at this pick.
18. TEXANS: LT Chris Williams, Vanderbilt; Megan Manfull, Houston Chronicle: Ever since Houston signed a beat-up Tony Boselli in the first year of the franchise, the Texans have never had a true answer at this franchise position.
19 EAGLES: FS Kenny Phillips, Miami; Bob Brookover, Philadelphia Inquirer: With Albert, Williams and Thomas gone, the Eagles are reaching. They may not do Phillips here, but they should with 35-year-old Brian Dawkins heading into the last year of his deal. They could also opt for Pitt left tackle Jeff Otah.
20. BUCS: LT Jeff Otah, Pittsburgh; Chris Harry, Orlando Sentinel: Tampa could use a receiver, but head coach Jon Gruden won't be able to resist putting the final piece into what looks to be the best offensive line in club history as he surrounds Otah with a couple of second-rounders and veteran center Jeff Faine.