The Bengals’ 2021 draft class graded!

After all the chatter, all the hype and all the frenzied (sometimes misguided) debate, the Bengals’s 2021 draft class is now in the books. So how did we fare? Time to to take a closer look at our picks…

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Andrew Dockerill Mock Draft 5.0 – The 100 simulations draft

For our final mock we let the fourth revolution takeover as we let computer AI choose the future Bengals. 

Last year we ran 100 simulations of the first three rounds and hit 100 per cent on Joe Burrow, but busted on round two and three (albeit Higgins being picked twice in the third!). This year we upped our game ran 100 simulations of the full seven rounds with the graph index showing player frequency in descending order. 

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Andrew Dockerill Mock Draft 4.0 – The Dream

Alright, all the Pro Days are in. Bengals fandom has descended into ‘Civil War’ over pick five and we are only one week from Draft Day. This will be my final mock draft (we will repeat our CPU simulator exercise on draft week). This is my dream draft. 

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Andrew Dockerill Mock Draft 3.0 – the one with the TE

We’ve done the WR draft (Senior Bowl), the draft with the trade, we now mock one of the other main desires amongst the Bengals fan base. 

At the time of writing (24/03/2021), the Bengals FA seems to have invested heavily on adding depth to the CB room and starter swaps at the EDGE, CB, RT and DT positions. Some of those are clear upgrades (bye Bobby, thanks for the good times Geno) and some we will have to see. But this isn’t a FA review piece, it’s a mock draft, so let’s get into it. 

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Bengals free agency predictions – defense

There’s always something going on in the world of Football. Next up on the schedule is the start of the new league year on March 17, which also heralds the start of Free Agency. Traditionally us Bengals fans have been relegated to furiously refreshing Twitter in the vain hope we’d be in for someone, anyone – but things have been different lately. In fact I genuinely believe we could be in for some of the major names set to hit the market in just a few days’ time. Here are my Free Agency thoughts and predictions for the Bengals Defense and Special Teams in 2021…

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Bengals free agency predictions – offense

There’s always something going on in the world of Football. Next up on the schedule is the start of the new league year on March 17, which also heralds the start of Free Agency. And, judging by the number of players already released and on the market, it could be a fun ride.

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Andrew Dockerill Mock Draft 2.0 – the one with the trade

It’s now March and the NFL offseason is really starting to begin.  We will see huge changes in team needs with the start of Free Agency, use of franchise tags and contract extensions. We’ve already seen QB-needy teams make moves but without too many more spoilers lets begin!

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