J. Cooper @ 21 if Eifert isn't there.
J. Cooper @ 21 if Eifert isn't there.
D.J Fluker @ 21 would be nice...
2a. Justin Hunter
2b. Taylor, Bidi Wreh, or best CB on the board
2c. Alex Okafor
3b. Kyle Long
There are some mock drafts that have Moore dropping to the third round. I realize his combine was awful but even if he coulndt bench a noodle his combine shouldnt have that sort of impact. I've seen Moore play in almost every game and he's always around the ball, always making plays. People put way too much stock in the combine and Moore is going to be a great value pick for someone.
Him and Jarvis Jones, I'd love if the Dolphins are able to grab them in the second thats why I would love this Cincy trade. To me, you cant have too many guys that pressure the QB and these guys are elite at doing that.
Identify the 4 positions of strength in the draft, then double up on each........ if possible
Tailor Free Agency accordingly, so that your need is these 4 strengths
2014 draft - RB - WR - OT - OG
1-Carlos Hyde RB Ohio St.
2-Marcus Martin OG/C USC
3-Donte Moncrief WR Mississippi
4-David Yankey OG Stanford
5-Seantrel Henderson OT Miami
6-Laurent Duvernay-Tardif OT McGill
7-Jeff Janis WR Saginaw Valley St.
If this happened....... I would go crazy..
You can take about 2-3 of these guys with those picks Eifert, Rhodes, Trufant, Carradine, Okafor, Ertz, Mingo, Fluker, Richardson, Patterson, Reid, Jones, Cooper, Warmack, Werner..
2014 Mock Draft
1. Zack Martin - OT/OG - Notre Dame
2. Chris Borland - ILB - Wisconsin
3. C.J. Fiedeorowicz - TE - Iowa
4. Trai Turner - OG - LSU
5. Brandon Thomas - OT/OG - Clemson
6. Storm Johnson - RB - South Florida
7. Calvin Barnett - DT - Oklahoma State
1. Jonathan Cooper
2a. Alex Okafor
2b. Zach Ertz
2c. Robert Alford
3a. Giovani Bernard
3b. Bacarri Rambo
4. Barrett Jones
5a. Kevin Reddick
5b. Stansly Maponga
7a. Jeff Nady
7b. Everett Dawkins
7c. Kenny Tate
Good article on Cincy and Vaccaro interest.
2013 NFL Draft: Will the Cincinnati Bengals Trade Up in Round 1?
Kenny Vaccaro is the top safety prospect by far in this year's draft class.
Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
The 2013 NFL draft is only 22 days away, and teams like the Cincinnati Bengals are beginning to develop their strategies. Big boards are becoming more clear, and certain players will be targeted at particular spots in the draft. All things considered, what would possess the Bengals to trade up from pick No. 21 overall?
There are several factors that would come into play for the Bengals to make such a move. The right teams need to be involved, the right players available and the right offer presented. This could all potentially come into play for Cincinnati on April 25.
It seems as though the Bengals could be keying in on a particular first-round prospect. That player would be Kenny Vaccaro of Texas—the top-rated safety in this year's class.
The Bengals' interest in Vaccaro became blatantly obvious on March 26—the Longhorns' pro day. Cincinnati will usually send its position coaches to a pro day that provides a prospect worth a look. For instance, on Matt Elam's pro day—the second-rated safety out of Florida—the Bengals sent secondary coach Mark Carrier to work him out (via SB Nation).
The big difference in Vaccaro's pro day is the fact that Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer conducted the drills himself (via CBS Sports). This is a very rare occurrence and will only happen if there is serious, legitimate interest in a prospect.
News of the Bengals' interest in Vaccaro struck again when the safety tweeted Wednesday morning that he was on a flight to Cincinnati.
This was confirmed by Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer Wednesday afternoon.
It seems clear that the Bengals are pulling out all the stops in effort to court this great coverage safety make him their selection on draft day.
Now that the player has been identified, what do the Bengals need to do to acquire him?
Due to a weaker draft class this year, teams will be looking to trade down out of the first half of round 1 to acquire a prospect that will require a smaller price tag. This is because there is not much of a gap in talent at many positions between the early and late first round.
Looking at the order of the 2013 NFL draft, there are certain teams that could potentially snag Vaccaro before the Bengals get on the board at 21. The most obvious of these teams is the Pittsburgh Steelers at 17 and the Dallas Cowboys at 18 overall.
**PS. Cincy has 10 picks in the draft and will be looking to trade up as needed to get the players they want.