With the 21st Pick in the 2012 Dawgs By Nature Mock Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals Select...

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.

The Cleveland Browns are on the clock next (pick received by rufio).

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 Whitney Mercilus DE Illinois Adrock2099
19 Chicago Jonathan Martin OT Stanford OrangeAndBrownFever
20 Tennessee Andre Branch DE Clemson iwearmocs
21 Cincinnati Stephon Gilmore CB South Carolina Bernie19Kosar
22 Cleveland rufio
23 Detroit nickmar19
24 Pittsburgh rdy
25 Denver notthatnoise
26 Houston troy145
27 New England
Boston Browns
28 Green Bay
ScottJC
29 Baltimore Ecwingen
30 San Francisco -bobby-
31 New England
Boston Browns
32 N.Y. Giants
Red-Right-88
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