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2012 Phinsider Community NFL Mock Draft - Pick 21, Cincinnati Bengals


The Phinsder Community 2012 NFL Mock Draft makes its return today, with the Cincinnati Bengals' second pick of the first round.

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
GM: The Earl (Replacement)

Continue reading for the pick, as well as a look at all of the picks made so far.





Indianapolis Colts

Andrew Luck, QB


Washington Redskins

Robert Griffin III, QB


Minnesota Vikings

Matt Kalil, OT


Cleveland Browns

Trent Richardson, RB


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Morris Claiborne, CB


St. Louis Rams

Justin Blackmon, WR


Jacksonville Jaguars

Quinton Coples, DE


Miami Dolphins

Ryan Tannehill, QB


Carolina Panthers

Fletcher Cox, DT


Buffalo Bills

Riley Reiff, OT


Kansas City Chiefs

Dontari Poe, DT


Seattle Seahawks

David DeCastro, G


Arizona Cardinals

Melvin Ingram, DE


Dallas Cowboys

Luke Kuechly, LB


Philadelphia Eagles

Mark Barron, S


New York Jets

Johnathan Martin, OT


Cincinnati Bengals

Janoris Jenkins, CB


San Diego Chargers

Cordy Glenn, G/T


Chicago Bears

Kendall Wright, WR


Tennessee Titans

Nick Perry, DE

With the 21st pick in the 2012 Phinsider NFL Mock Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select:

Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 220 lbs

From The Earl:

The Bengals addressed their biggest need just a few picks earlier. Now they can turn to another big need on their team. The Bengals think they have found their franchise QB in Andy Dalton and need to get him some weapons. They drafted a #1 WR in the first round last year with A.J. Green. However, they don't have a starting caliber WR to start along with him. Jerome Simpson had a respectable season last year, but he could be a better fit in the slot. After him, there is no depth at the position.

With DeCastro and Wright off the board, Michael Floyd offers HUGE value at this point in the draft, as he is a top ten talent. He has good size and speed, great hands, and excellent body control. Adding Floyd will not allow defenses to focus on Green and will open up the offense for Dalton. With Green, Floyd, Simpson, and Gresham, the Bengals' offense can become very dynamic and will challenge the premier defenses of the AFC North.

From Walter Football:

Projected Round (2012): Top-20 Pick.
4/4/12: Floyd answered any doubters with a fantastic Combine. His 40 time was better than expected and addressed any speed concerns. With other receivers not performing as well, Floyd has moved up to become the second-rated receiver in the 2012 draft. He had a strong pro day performance. Many believe that Floyd could crack the top-10 picks.

Throughout the 2011 season, the senior displayed the dynamic skill set that makes him a mismatch against defenses. Floyd was Notre Dame's most consistent weapon in 2011 and commanded a lot of bracket coverage. He caught 100 receptions this year for 1,147 yards and nine touchdowns. Floyd has excellent hands and concentration. It wasn't until late in the year that he had his first dropped pass of the season.

Floyd has excellent size, speed, quickness and body control. He looks like true No.1 receiver in the NFL. Making Floyd's draft stock harder to estimate are the off-the-field issues from previous years. It is difficult to determine right now how heavily NFL teams will hold those run-ins against him.

8/19/11: From a talent and production standpoint Michael Floyd is a first-round pick, but off-the-field concerns could push him down into the second round. Most recently, he had a DUI arrest in the spring that caused him to be suspended from the team. Floyd was reinstated, and is on track to play in 2011. Last year, he caught 79 passes for 1,025 yards and 12 touchdowns. Floyd had a quality sophomore season playing in only seven games across from Golden Tate. In 2009, Floyd caught 44 passes for 795 yards and nine scores. He has good speed to go along with his size and is a polished receiver. Floyd is adept at jump balls and has excellent body control for a big receiver. If he can stay out of trouble, he could be huge value in the second round.

The Cleveland Browns are on the clock.