2012 SB Nation NFL Mock Draft: Round 1, Pick 21

ATHENS GA - NOVEMBER 27: Cordy Glenn #71 and Ben Jones #61 of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrate with Orson Charles #7 after Charles touchdown against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Sanford Stadium on November 27 2010 in Athens Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The SB Nation two-round NFL mock draft continues along with each lead NFL team blogger making the pick for their team. Up now is the Cincinnati Bengals with the No. 21 overall pick.

With the 21st pick in the 2012 SB Nation NFL Writers Mock Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select Georgia offensive lineman Cordy Glenn.

Our Bengals site, Cincy Jungle, checks in with their explanation of the pick after the jump and I respond. For more on the Bengals, check out CincyJungle.com.

Cincy Jungle explains: Heading into the 2012 season, one of the biggest needs for the Bengals was at guard. They lost Nate Livings and Mike McGlynn in free agency (which nobody is complaining about) and Bobbie Williams’ contract is up. They addressed the position by signing free agent Travelle Wharton, who will likely start at left guard, but they still need help at right guard. Cordy Glenn could jump in and start from day one and give the Bengals one of the better offensive lines they’ve had in the last few years. If that offensive line could keep Andy Dalton protected and open holes for BenJarvus Green-Ellis, the Bengals could find themselves pushing for a spot in the playoffs again in 2012.

Dan Kadar responds: If the Bengals go best player available with a loose association to needs, this is a great pick. Arguably the best players available are defensive tackles, which is the team's biggest area of strength. After that, it's Alabama's Dont'a Hightower, but the team already has a middle linebacker like him in Rey Maualuga. If that's the mindset the Bengals would have in this scenario, the choice would likely point to Glenn. This can be perceived as being early for a running back and there no linebackers that logically make sense. So with Glenn, the Bengals would get a plug-and-play guy who can start at guard and may be able to hold up at tackle. Great pick.

Mocking the Draft's Top 5 Remaining Prospects

OVR Name Pos. College Report
12 Devon Still
DT Penn State
prospect notes
15 Michael Brockers
DT LSU
scouting report
16 Dont'a Hightower
MLB Alabama
scouting report
18 Whitney Mercilus
DE Illinois
Coming soon!
19 Peter Konz
C Wisconsin scouting report

Pick Team Player Pos. School Story
1 Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck QB Stanford Story
2 Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III QB Baylor Story
3 Minnesota Vikings Matt Kalil OT USC Story
4 Cleveland Browns Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State Story
5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Morris Claiborne CB LSU Story
6. St. Louis Rams Trent Richardson RB Alabama Story
7 Jacksonville Jaguars Quinton Coples DE North Carolina Story
8 Miami Dolphins Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M Story
9 Carolina Panthers Fletcher Cox DT Mississippi State Story
10 Buffalo Bills Mike Adams OT Ohio State Story
11 Kansas City Chiefs Riley Reiff OT Iowa Story
12 Seattle Seahawks Courtney Upshaw OLB Alabama Story
13 Arizona Cardinals Jonathan Martin OT Stanford Story
14 Dallas Cowboys David DeCastro G Stanford Story
15 Philadelphia Eagles Luke Kuechly LB Boston College Story
16 New York Jets Melvin Ingram DE South Carolina Story
17 Cincinnati Bengals Stephon Gilmore CB South Carolina Story
18 San Diego Chargers Mark Barron S Alabama Story
19 Chicago Bears Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame Story
20 Tennessee Titans Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama Story
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