NFL Draft: Who do the experts believe the Bengals will draft in the first round?


The NFL Draft begins one week from today, so this is a good time to compile a list of mock drafts to see which player analysts believe the Cincinnati Bengals will target with the No. 9 player in the draft.

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There is no consensus pick out there, with nine players represented in the 21 mocks below.

Click on the person’s name to see his full mock draft.

Pro Football Focus

Cris Collinsworth (April 19): Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

Multiple analysts (April 18): Jamal Adams, S, LSU

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NFL.COM

Lance Zierlein (April 18): Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

Chad Reuter (April 14): Jonathan Allen, DT, Alabama

Bucky Brooks (April 11): Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama

Daniel Jeremiah (April 4): Jonathan Allen, DT, Alabama

Charley Casserly (March 28): Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

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CBS Sports

Rob Rang (April 17): Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

Dane Brugler (April 17): Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

Pete Prisco (April 17): Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama

Will Brinson (April 17): John Ross, WR, Washington

Jared Dubin (April 17): Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

Ryan Wilson (April 19): Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

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ESPN

Mel Kiper Jr. (April 5): Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

Todd McShay (April 5): Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

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USA Today

Luke Easterling (April 17): Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama

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Bleacher Report

Kristopher Knox (March 31): Hasson Reddick, LB, Temple

Matt Miller (April 14): Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama

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Walter Football

Staff (April 19): Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

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Fox Sports

Dieter Kurtenbach (April 13): Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

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Eric Single (April 12): Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama



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