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Alright, folks. We're bringing the power to the people ... you.
The Cincinnati Bengals are on the clock in our NFL Nation mock draft, and I'm looking for a little help. With the No. 24 overall pick, who do you think they select?
On Tuesday, the entire 32-reporter NFL Nation team will execute its lone pre-draft mock. When it comes to making the Bengals' pick, I want your input. I already know who I probably would draft, but in order to make this a fun and interactive experiment, I'm looking for some help from you.
Down below you'll find five names who I've singled out as targets for the Bengals' first-round pick. Select a name and tweet it to me @ColeyHarvey or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You don't have a lot of time, either. Make your pick by 6 p.m. ET Sunday. There's no grace period, either. (OK, if it's in at 6:01 p.m. ET, I'll accept it. But not 6:02!) I'll tabulate all your votes and see how well your selection matches up with mine. Chances are, you're probably thinking like I am.
We, as the Bengals collective of NFL Nation, will use that pick (so no funny business. Serious picks, folks) for the mock draft that you'll see on ESPN.com on Tuesday. Speaking of Tuesday, we'll have an all-draft bonanza here that day. Check back all that day not only for our NFL Nation mock, but check back to also participate in our live pre-draft Spreecast chat. Yours truly and Raiders reporter Paul Gutierrez will be joined by a pair of other NFL Nation reporters for that live video chat. Both our guests cover teams with top-5 picks. More details on that Tuesday. The draft starts at 1 p.m. ET. The Spreecast will be a little later than normal at 4 p.m. ET.
In the meantime, here are the five names you're allowed to send me via Twitter or email:
QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville
The Bengals have reasons to be interested in him, but will they really draft him at No. 24? Will he even be around at 24?
CB Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech
The cornerback fits an area of need for the Bengals. He's known for his ability to stay with receivers and to hit hard in run support.
CB Jason Verrett, TCU
More of a slot corner because of his smaller 5-foot-9, 189-pound frame, he has the speed (4.3 in the 40) to challenge some of the fastest receivers in football.
CB Bradley Roby, Ohio State
A pre-draft citation may have cooled the chatter around Roby, but the risk-taking cornerback is regarded among the top 5 corners in a draft that's full of talent at the position.
OLB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State
Another Buckeye, Shazier could fill the Bengals' needs for an extra outside linebacker and rusher. He had six sacks and 133 tackles as college junior in 2013.
Alright, folks. We're bringing the power to the people ... you.The Cincinnati Bengals are on the clock in our NFL Nation mock draft, and I'm looking for a little help.