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BR Community Mock Draft: Cincinnati Bengals Select...

The Buffalo Rumblings Community Mock Draft rolls along, with the No. 17 overall pick coming at you right now...

With the No. 17 overall pick in the BR Community Mock Draft, 'Buffalo Bird' and the Cincinnati Bengals select North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples.

"The Bengals have three primary needs: guard, cornerback and wide receiver, in that order," begins Buffalo Bird. "At guard, the team has only one proven starter; beyond that, there is a legitimate dearth of talent, with the only options currently on the roster consisting of young, unproven players."

Much more from the GM after the jump. The San Diego Chargers and GM 'BillsFanSanDiego619' are now on the clock; remember to send your picks to

Here is the rest of Buffalo Bird's Bengals write-up, unedited as it's rather lengthy:

The cornerback position is also precariously stocked, given that only two players with any real experience are signed beyond this season. To make matters worse, one of the two players is Leon Hall, who is coming off a season ending achilles rupture, and there is no guarantee that he’ll be the same lock-down corner he was prior to injury.

Wide receiver is a distant third in my opinion, given the spectacular rookie season of A.J. Green and the presence of Jermaine Gresham at tight end. Another year with Dalton, Green and Gresham playing together in the same system should yield even better results than 2011. The Bengals need a number two wide receiver, but with the depth at that position in this year’s draft, I think they can grab a viable option in round 2 or 3.

This pick was coming down to 3 players, Stephon Gilmore, Janoris Jenkins and Cordy Glenn until…the best 4-3 defensive end in the draft fell all the way to pick number 17. If I’m the GM of the Bengals I’m sprinting to the podium with this pick in hand.

Yes, people have questioned Coples motor and his motivation, but this is a prospect with elite talent at a critical position and you can’t pass that up this far into round 1. Besides, the Bengals have experience getting the most out of players with character concerns both on the field (see Ochocinco and T.O.) and off (see Cedric Benson and Pacman Jones).

The Bengals currently have solid depth and some talent at the position, but the addition of Coples, who has drawn comparisons to Mario Williams and Julius Peppers, makes them a fearsome front 4. As we have all discussed before, this is a pass driven league and the best way to counter the pass is with a relenting pass-rush.

Also, the fact that the Bengals select again in just 4 picks made it even easier to pull the trigger. With Gilmore, Jenkins, Glenn and Kendall Wright all still on the board, there is no doubt that a position of need can be adequately filled with the next pick.

Rd. # Team Player Pos. College Link/GM
1 1 Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck QB Stanford link
1 2 Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III QB Baylor link
1 3 Minnesota Vikings Matt Kalil OT USC link
1 4 Cleveland Browns Trent Richardson RB Alabama link
1 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Morris Claiborne CB LSU link
1 6 St. Louis Rams Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State link
1 7 Jacksonville Jaguars Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame link
1 8 Miami Dolphins Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M link
1 9 Carolina Panthers Fletcher Cox DT Mississippi State link
1 10 Seattle Seahawks David DeCastro OG Stanford link
1 11 Kansas City Chiefs Dontari Poe DT Memphis link
1 12 Buffalo Bills Riley Reiff OT Iowa link
1 13 Arizona Cardinals Luke Kuechly LB Boston College link
1 14 Dallas Cowboys Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama link
1 15 Philadelphia Eagles Michael Brockers DT LSU link
1 16 New York Jets Melvin Ingram DE South Carolina link
1 17 Cincinnati Bengals Quinton Coples DE North Carolina link
1 18 San Diego Chargers BillsFanSanDiego619
1 19 Chicago Bears buzzin
1 20 Tennessee Titans billsfan0240
1 21 Cincinnati Bengals DanRoc
1 22 Cleveland Browns MynameisnotMike
1 23 Detroit Lions ALLaBorde
1 24 Pittsburgh Steelers JDSym
1 25 Denver Broncos TrufflePig
1 26 Houston Texans NJames
1 27 New England Patriots NoiseIsTheBestRevenge
1 28 Green Bay Packers sellison
1 29 Baltimore Ravens matthew62
1 30 San Francisco 49ers y2bianchi
1 31 New England Patriots suteck
1 32 New York Giants Hybrid1486