With the No. 24 pick in the 2016 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select...
Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia
The selection and write-up were made by OhioCityBrownsBeliever:
With Paul Brown, Pete Brown, and Katie Blackburn in Cincinnati, it's a family affair for the Bengals. Add in the experience and judgment of Duke Tobin, and the Bengals have done a fantastic job through the draft recently. The Bengals are a talented team and draft the right way. They did lose a lot of unrestricted free agents this offseason, including wide receivers Marvin Jones and Mohammad Sanu leaving them with a need at the wide receiver position. Need and talent would have intersected here had Doctson or Coleman fallen to this pick. However, the Texans and Vikings snatched those players right before our pick, sending us back to the board.
Under serious consideration here were Jonathan Bullard and Vernon Butler, both extremely talented interior defensive lineman that provide good value here. However, there is one player available that will give the Browns and other AFC North opponents nightmares for years to come and that player is Karl Joseph.
So with the 24th pick of the draft the Bengals select safety Karl Joseph. Joseph started at West Virginia as a true freshman and has been a team captain in Morgantown for the past 3 years. I think he can challenge Jalen Ramsey as the best safety in this class and there is nothing he doesn't do well. He will start immediately next to George Iloka and will probably move over to SS in the future. Joseph can cover, has speed, provides run support, has great instincts, is a ball-hawking play maker, is a bone-crushing tackler, and the most physical player in this draft. The only question with Joseph is the medicals as he suffered a season-ending injury in October in a non-contact drill. But we're confident in the medicals and Joseph is expected to be 100% by training camp. This guy is a perennial pro-bowler.
The Pittsburgh Steelersare up next, led by Legoman0721.
2016 DBN Community Mock Draft Results (so far)
|1||Los Angeles Rams||Jared Goff||QB||California||michael.hamper|
|2||Philadelphia Eagles||Carson Wentz||QB||North Dakota St.||Bizono
|3||San Diego Chargers||Jalen Ramsey||DB||Florida State||Crawford_T|
|4||Dallas Cowboys||Ezekiel Elliot
||Manly and Loving It|
|5||Jacksonville Jaguars||DeForest Buckner||DE||Oregon||Bob Stalnaker|
|6||Baltimore Ravens||Laremy Tunsil||OT||Ole Miss||pt_999|
|7||San Francisco 49ers||Joey Bosa||DE||Ohio State||apocrylle|
|8||Cleveland Browns||Myles Jack||OLB||UCLA||Robo Dawg|
|9||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Vernon Hargreaves III||CB||Florida||Ezweav|
|10||New York Giants||Ronnie Stanley||OT||Notre Dame||mrwhitman|
|11||Chicago Bears||Jack Conklin||OT||Michigan State||Barnestorm|
|12||New Orleans Saints||Sheldon Rankins||DT||Louisville||Rube Sports
|13||Miami Dolphins||William Jackson III||CB||Houston||Brocolis154033|
|14||Oakland Raiders||Andrew Billings||DT||Baylor||makeaplay59|
|15||Tennessee Titans||Taylor Decker||OT||Ohio State||aszabo1|
|16||Detroit Lions||Laquon Treadwell||WR||Ole Miss||Mean Ol' Pete|
|17||Atlanta Falcons||Shaq Lawson||DE||Clemson||Mudville|
|18||Indianapolis Colts||Darron Lee||OLB||Ohio State||fjblessi|
|19||Buffalo Bills||Reggie Ragland||ILB||Alabama||GratefulDawg|
|20||New York Jets||Paxton Lynch||QB||Memphis||troy145|
|21||Washington Redskins||A'Shawn Robinson||DT||Alabama||Greg"TheDropper"Little|
|22||Houston Texans||Corey Coleman||WR||Baylor||Royce Groff|
|23||Minnesota Vikings||Josh Doctson||WR||TCU||MissinTheVicius|
|24||Cincinnati Bengals||Karl Joseph||S||West Virginia||OhioCityBrownsBeliever|
|26||Seattle Seahawks||Southern Cali Dog|
|27||Green Bay Packers||Matt Wood|
|28||Kansas City Chiefs||Ted Washington's Belly|
|30||Carolina Panthers||Suppa Bob|
|32||Cleveland Browns||Adam Rice|