Kiper Mock Draft 1.0: Bengals 

January, 15, 2014
Jan 15
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An 11-5 record and first-round playoff exit gave the Cincinnati Bengals the 24th pick in the upcoming draft. After a string of relatively strong draft performances, the Bengals are hoping to put together another entering the 2014 season.

There are any number of different positions the Bengals could turn to for their first-round pick, but expect them to specifically decide between either a defensive end or cornerback.

Michael Johnson, the star defensive end who earned the team's franchise tag last offseason, appears to be leaving Cincinnati in the coming months. Since the Bengals have other pressing needs in free agency, Johnson and his hefty price tag likely won't be getting brought back.