Feb 28, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive back Stephon Gilmore participates in pass interception drills during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
With the 21st pick in the 2012 Dawgs By Nature Community Mock Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select...
Stephon Gilmore, CB, University of South Carolina
This selection and write-up was made by Bernie19Kosar:
I could have gone the easy way with Dre Kirkpatrick. After all he is a recent jailbird and I am the Bengals, but I decided to go with the guy who I think has the higher ceiling.
I have been very open with my disdain for Saban-coached Defensive backs and their limited ability to get better. Gilmore is a big physical corner that can also be used as a blitzer. He has good hips and has shown the ability to stick with WR's, but doesn't always show the ability to make big plays.
He won't ever be among the league's best Corners, but will fill a need for the Bengals and will be a very solid contributor to the Bengals for a long time.
The Bengals have done a good job with their two picks, as the tandem of a receiver and a cornerback is one that wouldn't be bad to see the Browns have either. Picking between Gilmore and Kirkpatrick is a crapshoot; there is no right or wrong pick, as we'll just have to wait to see which one becomes the better cornerback.
Theare on the clock next (pick received by rufio).
|7||Jacksonville||Quinton Coples||DE||North Carolina||Chalmdeezy|
|10||Buffalo||Melvin Ingram||OLB||South Carolina||The New Kardiac Kids
||David DeCastro||OG||Stanford||Brownie's Year
|12||Seattle||Luke Kuechly||ILB||Boston College||Jon @ DBN
|14||Dallas||Janoris Jenkins||CB||North Alabama||bross09|
|15||Philadelphia||Fletcher Cox||DT||Mississippi State||PaduaDSP|
||Michael Floyd||WR||Notre Dame||Legoman0721|
||Stephen Hill||WR||Georgia Tech||Bernie19Kosar|
|18||San Diego||Whitney Mercilus||DE||Illinois||Adrock2099|
|21||Cincinnati||Stephon Gilmore||CB||South Carolina||Bernie19Kosar|
|31||New England||Boston Browns