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2013 DBN Mock Draft: Cincinnati Bengals Select Jonathan Cyprien at No. 21

Joe Robbins

With the 21st pick in the 2013 Dawgs By Nature NFL Community Mock Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select...

Jonathan Cyprien, SS, FIU

This selection and write-up was made by troy145:

Some might consider Cyprien a reach, especially with safeties like Matt Elam of UF still on the table. However, Cyprien has been climbing the draft boards and is considered by many to be the second rated safety in this draft class behind only Kenny Vaccaro. The Bengals find themselves with a glaring need at safety with Reggie Nelson holding down one spot and a mash of late-round picks and special teamers gunning for the other.

Cyprien has good size at 6'0", 210lbs and loves to bring the wood on tackles. He flies around the field and as a result, one word you'll always see attached to him in draft profiles is "rangy." He sees the field well and can anticipate which way a play is developing, adding to his value in both defending the run and pass.

Cyprien is an all-around talent and would be a day-one starter and impact player for the Bengals. Playing for Cincinnati, I would expect Cyprien to have as good a rookie season as almost any defensive back that gets taken this April.

I kind of chuckled when I saw Todd McShay's recent draft having the Bengals go with a cornerback. Really? With Leon Hall, Dre Kirkpatrick, and Adam Jones in the mix? Safety seems like a bigger need for the Bengals than cornerback, but it is true that Cyprien would be a reach here. I'd have to wonder if they could get similar value, or even Cyprien himself, at this same spot in round two.

The St. Louis Rams are up next, led by nickjs21.

2013 DBN Community Mock Draft Results (so far)

Pick Team Player Pos School User
1 Kansas City Dee Milliner CB Alabama BuenosAires_Dawg
2 Jacksonville Dion Jordan DE/OLB Oregon Adrock2099
3 Oakland Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M TuckJob
4 Philadelphia Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan Chalmdeezy
5 Detroit Ezekiel Ansah DE/OLB BYU macdowellm03
6 Cleveland Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia Cedarpoint2k3
7 Arizona Chance Warmack OG Alabama Mudville
8 Buffalo Geno Smith QB West Virginia Stigosaurus
9 New York Jets Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee notthatnoise
10 Tennessee Kenny Vaccaro SS Texas pt_999
11 San Diego Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma JamesPowell
12 Miami Desmond Trufant CB Washington Weeden2Gordon
13 Tampa Bay Sherrif Floyd DT Florida LessThanJake
14 Carolina Star Lotulelei DT Utah rossn2007
15 New Orleans Damonte Moore DE/OLB Texas A&M Ted Washington's Belly
16 St. Louis Tavon Austin WR West Virginia nickjs21
17 Pittsburgh Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri HenryDawg
18 Dallas Jonathan Cooper OG UNC jimkanicki
19 New York Giants Alex Okafor DE Texas Red-Right-88
20 Chicago Arthur Brown LB Kansas State PaduaDSP
21 Cincinnati Jonathan Cyprien SS FIU troy145
22 St. Louis nickjs21
23 Minnesota Legoman0721
24 Indianapolis Mike Krupka
25 Minnesota Legoman0721
26 Green Bay Jon Stinchcomb
27 Houston The B-Train
28 Denver KillerNut
29 New England roar888
30 Atlanta Matt Wood
31 San Francisco rufio
32 Baltimore Ecwingen