2016 NFL Mock Draft number 2
By Dan Heaning
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- Cincinnati Bengals
Kenny Clark – DT – UCLA
Domata Peko is on the wrong side of 30 and while he recorded a career-high five sacks, he put up near career lows in tackles.
To counter this, the Bengals will likely want to look into adding another defensive tackle to play next to Geno Atkins.
Clark is considered one of the best nose tackle prospects in this year’s draft. At 6-foot-3 and 310 pounds, he’s slightly undersized for the role, but he’ll add to an already strong run defense and can create more pressure on opposing quarterbacks.
With a need at safety, Duke’s Jeremy Cash could be an option here since he’ll likely be picked up by another team in the second round before the Bengals’ next selection.
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