Cincinnati Bengals : 7-Round 2011 NFL Mock Draft

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Cincinnati Bengals : 7-Round 2011 NFL Mock Draft
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Few NFL teams disappointed in 2010 more than the Cincinnati Bengals. After winning two of their first three, they went on to lose ten straight, falling to 2-11. Major changes will be coming as leading receiver Terrell Owens will not be back and Carson Palmer's status with the team is seriously in doubt.

Moving forward, it appears offense will be the focus. Jay Gruden is the new offensive coordinator as the team will move toward a power-running west coast offense. Expect the Bengals to add a quarterback, wide receiver, and running back on draft day. Starting positions could be up for grabs at those skill positions and along the offensive line. 

On defense, adding a starting quality safety and linebacker will be priorities. Cincinnati has lacks both a ball-hawk on the back end and a strong-side backer to fill the void left by Rey Maualuga's move inside. The team's drafting as of late has been good for the most part, though it remains evident they will take some chances on low character players.

It is evident that head coach Marvin Lewis' fate with the team may be decided in a large part by this draft class. The following slideshow illustrates one of many draft weekend scenarios for the rebuilding Cincinnati Bengals. 

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