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2014 DBN Mock Draft: Cincinnati Bengals Select CB Kyle Fuller at No. 24

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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)

Pick Team Player Position School Username
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
26 Cleveland Browns StuckInPa
27 New Orleans Saints Adam Rice
28 Carolina Panthers Jon Stinchcomb
29 New England Patriots roar888
30 San Francisco 49ers corey.freuen
31 Denver Broncos Bizono
32 Seattle Seahawks KillerNut
33 Houston Texans Weeden2Gordon
34 Washington Redskins rufio
35 Cleveland Browns Mpasadyn740