Representing the Cincinnati Bengals, KMillz2525 with the 21st pick in Arrowhead Pride's 2012 NFL mock draft...
I chose a controversial pick with my teams first pick so I decided to go even more controversial and trade this pick for none other than Tyler Thigpen and a 2nd round pick... There you go short and sweet that's all I have for you guys.
Alright, alright I'm pretty sure Joel will kick me off AP if I just submit one paragraph about trading for a QB who could only start for the Chiefs after the other guy hurt himself tackling a guy who picked off his pass.
So instead I'm gonna talk about why Cincinnati should trade their pick to the Chiefs for Dexter McCluster and then sign JaMarcus Russel to play guard.... Wait, someone had to ban trades in this Mock Draft so instead of signing the only person to ever score lower on a Wonderlic test than Claiborne -- sorry Morris that was hitting below the belt -- to play guard, the 21st overall pick in the NFL draft will be Cordy Glenn guard out of Georgia.
It may come as a surprise to some that Cincinnati would go offense with both their first round picks and I know some fans over at Cincy Jungle want them to take one of the top CBs with one of their first round picks. But I am the GM and this ain't no democracy.
Really, I see plenty of CBs in the second round that I like and that fit Cincinnati more than the two guys who were available with their first pick.
This Cordy Glenn kid, and I say kid even though he is like a year older than me and throw in the fact he looks like the creator that ate me, IS A MONSTER. I mean there is big and then there is scary big. If my name is Andy Dalton and my team picks this guy to block for me I'm sleeping like a dead body knowing that I have ELITE level tackles and a mountain of a guard watching my back. Andy Dalton is gonna be a STAR for years to come and there is no reason to not do what it takes to keep this kid upright. We've all seen the injuries some of the HOF QBs have suffered lately -- from the Brady knee to the Manning neck injury, you have to keep your franchise player upright and healthy.
This kid isn't just big either. He moves quickly and has a high football IQ. His arms are long and he uses them effectively. Also a big factor in this pick is Cincinnati's run game being a bit of a weakness to me. Yes, they just signed The Law Firm, but I feel he is the product of an all-pro line and a superstar QB. He isn't a game changer and won't win or lose you game because of him. They will need to find a homerun hitter to pair with him.
The best way to improve your run game is not what many would say -- drafting a STUD RB in the NFL will not drastically improve your run game.Teams are too good and too fast for that to work. If you improve the five players in front of him, then you will see a significant increase. Go back and look at Shanahan's Broncos teams. It didn't matter if they pulled a fan from the stands, he was gonna get 100 yards that day. Part of that is scheme but we all saw scheme only gets you so far like our Chiefs in 2010.
This kid is the complete package with smarts, ability and skill all rolled up into a MONSTER package. He will be the pick for Cincinnati and will help lead them on a playoff campaign in 2012.
Previously (with approval results)...
9. Carolina Panthers - South Carolina LB/DE Melvin Ingram (Forgot to do a poll)
19. Chicago Bears - Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick
20. Tennessee Titans - South Carolina CB Stephon Gilmore
21. Cincinnati Bengals - Georgia OL Cordy Glenn