The NFL draft is less than three weeks from today. Over the course of the next 20 days, teams all over the country will look to solidify their draft-day strategies.
The Cincinnati Bengals have 10 picks in this year’s draft. They have followed a unique plan that seems to be working so far and, as a result, the only positions that absolutely must be addressed via the draft are running back, safety and maybe right tackle, depending on whether Andre Smith re-signs.
According to NFL.com's Mock Draft Central and the mock-draft compilation of the NFL Network’s many analysts, only two of eight analysts with predictions beyond the 10th pick, predicted the Bengals to choose the same player with the first pick. That player was Florida State offensive tackle Menelik Watson, who probably won’t even be considered if Smith re-signs.
Here is a look at six draft prospects who would be a great fit in Cincinnati and could realistically end up being available to the Bengals.