The first annual Bleacher Report NFL Community Mock Draft has been churning along for the past week now. A Featured Columnist was selected to represent each team, and I was fortunate enough to be selected as the general manager of the Cincinnati Bengals.
As GM for Cincinnati, my goal was to find immediate starters for the team with the first four to five picks and find quality depth at positions of need with the later picks.
Keep in mind the draft occurred in real-time, so players I may have been targeting may not have been necessarily available. This is how I would draft if I were the general manager of the Bengals, not how I predict the front office will go this April.
With that in mind, here’s how I handled all eight selections for the Cincinnati Bengals in the Bleacher Report Community Mock Draft.