With the 17th Pick in the 2012 Dawgs By Nature Mock Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals Select...

Feb 24, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets wide receiver Stephen Hill speaks at a press conference during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

With the 17th pick in the 2012 Dawgs By Nature Community Mock Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select...

Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech

This selection and write-up was made by Bernie19Kosar:

Covering the Bengals just got a lot more difficult. I wanted to go in some other directions, but they were either taken (Trent Richardson) or the position they play is very deep in this draft. So I decided to gamble.

Hill brings the Bengals a deep threat to stretch defenses, allowing fellow first rounders Jermaine Gresham and A.J. Green room to work underneath. You have to respect the speed, and you have to double team A.J. Green (unless you have Joe Haden, then you don't have to double team anyone on earth). Outside of us though, Gresham will murder teams underneath while Green will abuse teams that will need to run off their safeties to stay with Hill.

Hill is raw. He will take some time to completely develop, but the Bengals can take this risk when they have Green on the other side. He will be able to allow Hill to run fly routes all season long until he learns the nuances of a route tree.

The Bengals lost Andre Caldwell to the Broncos and Jerome Simpson has legal issues and is a free agent. With the Bengals having multiple first rounders, I will be able to address the other, bigger, needs later on in the draft.

Receivers going back-to-back with the Jets and the Bengals? I'm not sure that's something I would've expected, although the Bengals have a bit more flexibility with two first-round picks that are close to each other. The Bengals are trying to add a few players at defensive end via free agency, but running back obviously stands out as a need through the draft. Unfortunately, running backs after Richardson aren't attractive enough at this point.

The Cincinnati Bengals are on the clock next (email will be sent to Bernie19Kosar).

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 Indianapolis Andrew Luck
QB Stanford Ryno III
2 Washington
Robert Griffin III QB Baylor Groza
3 Minnesota Matt Kalil LT USC pt_999
4 Cleveland Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State rufio
5 Tampa Bay
Trent Richardson RB Alabama Rounds94
6 St. Louis Morris Claiborne CB LSU SpecialBrownie
7 Jacksonville Quinton Coples DE North Carolina Chalmdeezy
8 Miami Courtney Upshaw OLB Alabama gentryholdem
9 Carolina Dontari Poe DT Memphis nickjs21
10 Buffalo Melvin Ingram OLB South Carolina The New Kardiac Kids
11 Kansas City
David DeCastro OG Stanford Brownie's Year
12 Seattle Luke Kuechly ILB Boston College Jon @ DBN
13 Arizona Riley Reiff OT Iowa Browns town
14 Dallas Janoris Jenkins CB North Alabama bross09
15 Philadelphia Fletcher Cox DT Mississippi State PaduaDSP
16 N.Y. Jets
Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame Legoman0721
17 Cincinnati
Stephen Hill WR Georgia Tech Bernie19Kosar
18 San Diego Adrock2009
19 Chicago OrangeAndBrownFever
20 Tennessee iwearmocs
21 Cincinnati Bernie19Kosar
22 Cleveland rufio
23 Detroit nickmar19
24 Pittsburgh rdy
25 Denver notthatnoise
26 Houston troy145
27 New England
Boston Browns
28 Green Bay
29 Baltimore Ecwingen
30 San Francisco -bobby-
31 New England
Boston Browns
32 N.Y. Giants
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