With the 24th pick in the 2014 Dawgs By Nature Community Mock Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select...
Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
This selection and write-up was made by troy145:
I mismanaged my calendar and I'm actually doing this write up on my wedding day, so its going to be a little more brief that I had originally planned. How bout that for a no-days-off, hand-in-the-dirt commitment to the DBN team? Last year, I played GM for the Bengals as well and picked Jonathan Cyprien for them. This year, I had a few different options. I most seriously considered LB and DL, but I was also open to picking up a QB had one of the big three fallen to me. I would've even had a hard time passing up on ODB had he fallen to me. As it stands, I decided to go back to my roots and draft a DB, in Kyle Fuller.
Leon Hall is a stud but he's getting older and he's injury riddled, not unlike the rest of the Bengals CBs, so its an obvious position of need on a defense that could be very, very good. Fuller can be a solid compliment to Hall and hopefully develop into a replacement to him in the years to come. I wanted someone a little bit tougher, a little more physical and aggressive just because I think that that fits the attitude of what Zimmer had built there before moving on, and while Fuller isn't the nastiest, he's a sure tackler who can create turnovers and is a willing tackler. Bengals only had a +1 turnover differential last season, and a corner with good route recognition and ball skills can help grow that number.
I'd expect Fuller to come in and get significant minutes right away and be a full time starter by the end of the season or earlier depending on the health of the guys in front of him. Corner can be a real impact position and shoring up the back end of their defense can help them more fully capitalize on their more respectable front seven.
If there is any time I would have forgiven the 24-hour window, this would have been it. I appreciate the dedication! This is a could pick to patch up the Bengals' forthcoming concerns at the cornerback position. Leon Hall hasn't even been a factor for awhile against the Browns due to injuries. When it comes to Dre Kirkpatrick, though, are we already labeling him a bust and a non-factor for the future?
The San Diego Chargers are up next, led by Crawford_T.
2014 DBN Community Mock Draft Results (so far)
|1||Houston Texans||Teddy Bridgewater||QB||Louisville||Weeden2Gordon|
|2||St. Louis Rams||Jadeveon Clowney||DE||South Carolina||Matt Wood|
|3||Jacksonville Jaguars||Khalil Mack||OLB||Buffalo||Bumblyjack|
|4||Cleveland Browns||Johnny Manziel||QB||Texas A&M||Ryan216|
|5||Oakland Raiders||Greg Robinson||OT||Auburn||TuckJob|
|6||Atlanta Falcons||Jake Matthews||OT||Texas A&M||Haden Dawg|
|7||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Aaron Donald||DT||Pittsburgh||Henry Dawg|
|8||Minnesota Vikings||Derek Carr||QB||Fresno State||PaduaDSP|
|9||Buffalo Bills||Eric Ebron||TE||North Carolina||Stigosaurus|
|10||Detroit Lions||Sammy Watkins||WR||Clemson||tmptplayer|
|11||Tennessee Titans||Justin Gilbert||CB||Oklahoma St.||Brownie's Year|
|12||New York Giants||Anthony Barr||OLB||UCLA||MJRisme|
|13||St. Louis Rams||Blake Bortles||QB||UCF||Matt Wood|
|14||Chicago Bears||Ha Ha Clinton-Dix||S||Alabama||The Beast Mode|
|15||Pittsburgh Steelers||Darqueze Dennard||CB||Michigan State||Siberian Husky|
|16||Dallas Cowboys||Taylor Lewan||OT||Michigan||Royce Groff|
|17||Baltimore Ravens||Calvin Pryor||S||Louisville||OhioCityBrownsBeliever|
|18||New York Jets||Mike Evans||WR||Texas A&M||OldSaltyDawg|
|19||Miami Dolphins||Ryan Shazier||ILB||Ohio State||Brocolis154033|
|20||Arizona Cardinals||C.J. Mosley||ILB||Alabama||a2342432a|
|21||Green Bay Packers||Jimmie Ward||S||N. Illinois||Manly and Loving It|
|22||Philadelphia Eagles||Brandin Cooks||WR||Oregon State||Ted Washington's Belly
|23||Kansas City Chiefs||Odell Beckham Jr||WR||LSU||Legoman0721|
|24||Cincinnati Bengals||Kyle Fuller||CB||Virginia Tech||troy145|
|25||San Diego Chargers||Crawford_T|
|27||New Orleans Saints||Adam Rice|
|28||Carolina Panthers||Jon Stinchcomb|
|29||New England Patriots||roar888|
|30||San Francisco 49ers||corey.freuen|