ANDREW DOCKERILL: MOCK DRAFT 2.0

The NFL Scouting Combine is over, so it’s time to plug in what we’ve learned from over the weekend into our latest mock draft.

Andrew Dockerill has once again selected his picks using The Draft Network’s mock draft simulator and has pored over the Combine to see how the players’ performances, measurables and techniques have altered his strategy.
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Week 11: Bengals at Broncos

I think we can safely say that if the Bengals lose this game they’re well and truly out of the play-off race. Win, however, (and win next week against Cleveland) and suddenly we’re 5-6 and have half a chance of getting somewhere. Standing in our way tonight is the Broncos, who have had just as disappointing a season as us. But they have playmakers – Miller, Thomas et al – so it’ll be a close one. Here’s what our panel thinks… Continue reading “Week 11: Bengals at Broncos”

Week 8 predictions: Colts at Bengals

After another soul-crushing defeat to the Steelers last week at Heinz Field – after a first half where they went toe-to-toe with them – the Bengals return to PBS for a game they must win if they have any post-season aspirations. In fact, if they have any post-season aspirations every game is pretty much a must-win from now on in. Coming to Cincinnati this weekend is the Indianapolis Colts, who are worse than the Bengals. Is this a nailed -on home win? Here’s what the panel thinks… Continue reading “Week 8 predictions: Colts at Bengals”

Week 7 predictions: Bengals at Steelers

The Bengals come off the bye week into the cauldron of Heinz Field and a crucial AFC North match-up – like coming out of hyperspace into an asteroid field. Yes, it’s Steelers week, which conjures up all kinds of emotion and sturm and drang. If the Bengals can win  it means they’re only one game behind in the division, but they extend their winning streak to three. So besides all the peripheral stuff, this is a must-win game. Here’s what the panel says about it. Continue reading “Week 7 predictions: Bengals at Steelers”

Week 4 Predictions: Bengals at Browns

Here we go, then, the Battle Of Ohio. With two 0-3 teams contesting the first one of the year, some are already calling this game potentially the worst of the weekend. We think that’s a tad hasty, because both these teams do have talent on either side of the ball. Throw in Hue and Zeitler, and there’s a little extra spice to this one. Our panel’s verdict is in, so what are the scores on the doors? Continue reading “Week 4 Predictions: Bengals at Browns”

Week 3 predictions: Bengals at Packers

It’s safe to say that a lot has happened since our last predictions post – another poor loss, the sacking of offensive coordinator Ken Zampese, the promotion of Bill Lazor, and numerous rumours of dressing room strife and mutiny, and, of course, Colin Kaepernick. It hasn’t been the greatest week for the club, and a trip up to Wisconsin to face the Packers won’t make things any easier. So, what have our panel got to say about it? Continue reading “Week 3 predictions: Bengals at Packers”