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MooshooGawd
04-05-2009, 11:23 PM
Dude... Use some punctuation when you type, it's annoying to read a full paragraph with no stopping points.

Anyway guys, I'm doing a first round mock draft and I want some input on who you're looking to take at #6. I've got it down to Andre Smith, B.J. Raji, Brian Orakpo, maybe Everette Brown as another DE option. Is there anyone else I should consider here?

Here's my thoughts on each player:

Andre Smith, OT, Alabama: Smith's stock has dropped recently, due to weight concerns and questions as to whether he can play left tackle at the next level. The Bengals are in dire need of offensive line help, and Smith could be plugged in at right tackle immediately, and might be able to move over to the left side when Levi Brown retires. It's a shaky pick, and right tackles aren't meant to be drafted in the top ten. I suggest passing him up and trying to trade down to get Britton or Beatty later on. Maybe someone will be interested in trading up for Sanchez?

B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College: The NFL's 21st ranked rush defense could use some beef in the middle. Raji is a mammoth at 337 pounds, and Scott has him ranked as the #6 prospect in the draft. However, Raji was recently found to have taken steriods and using marijuana... That should push his stock down a bit, but how far? I think you pass up on him as well.

Brian Orakpo, DE, Texas: Orakpo doesn't have the question marks (to my knowledge) that both Smith and Raji do. He's not a beast at 6'3" 263, but has the speed and athleticism to contribute to a pass rush that only sacked opposing quarterbacks 17 times last season (no single defender accumulated more than 3). He was productive in his senior season, and though he's not the sexiest pick, he appears to be the safest here.

Levi Jones should be able to hold down the tackle spot for another year or two, right? So why take Smith, who may never amount to more than a right tackle or a guard this high? You could build the line in the later rounds; maybe Loadholt's an option at RT in the second. Next year pick up a true LT, this year add a pass rusher.

Don't put too much thought into these allegations against Raji. Apparently those reports could be bogus.

Levi Jones' knees are a big concern. Plus his attitude sucks. The Bengals have their potential LT of the future in Anthony Collins, but considering that they have nobody to play RT, and considering how bad that offensive line was last year, Andre Smith would be the smart pick.

However...

I'm still wanting Raji.

hobbes2053
04-06-2009, 12:03 AM
IMO, we must take an OT or trade back (if at all possible). While Raji would be great for solidifying the front lines, DT is not as desperate a need than OT is. And as much as I hate Mark Sanchez, I'm happy that he's done so well in his workouts because he might go way early and we could possibly get one of the top tackles.

Bengals78
04-06-2009, 11:49 AM
If teams are very impressed im hoping one will want to trade to 6 and get him.

Bengals78
04-06-2009, 11:02 PM
I know this is pretty much impossible, but hells bells I want Alex Mack as a Bengal.

Round 1
Trade #6 for #12 and #48 from Denver
#12 - Andre Smith OT Alabama - I think he could be an anchor on the right side for many years. He is a mauler in the run game and could do well enough as a RT in pass pro.

Trade #38, 98 and 106 for #28 from Philly
#28 - Alex Mack C California - I think getting Mack or Wood is absolutely critical in success next season. SO we make a big move and get him.

Round 2
#48 - James Davis RB Clemson - Very talented runner with good skills who would be a solid guy to pair with Benson.

Round 3
#70 - Jasper Brinkley ILB South Carolina - Big hitter who can slowly take the spot from Dhani.

Round 5
#142 - David Veikune DE Hawaii - Boom or bust IMO. Has potential to be a good pass rush specialist for us on passing downs.

Round 6
#179 - Ashlee Palmer OLB Ole Miss - Extremely athletic but is small. Can make up for that with his athleticism.
#209 - Brannan Southerland FB UGA - We need a FB who can block and be effective in short yardage plays.

Round 7
#215 - Tony Dixon RB Kentucky - Spot player who can contribute on ST
#249 - Louis West OG Henderson St - Massive mofo who could potentially come in handy. IDK, but damn he is big.
#252 - Alex Boone OT OSU - Could help out in a spot start role at RT or move inside to guard. Or I just really wanna see him, Benson and Henry on a party boat.


And now for semi-realism
Round 1
Trade #6 for #12 and #48 from Denver
#12 - Andre Smith OT Alabama - see above


Round 2
#38 - Evander Hood DT Missouri - We pass on Raji (who our staff loves) and pick up a guy who might fit better to our system and what we need (inside pass rush).
#48 - Eric Wood C Louisville - Maybe a little early but wee need him or Mack and if Mack is gone by then we should get him.

Round 3
#70 - Jasper Brinkley ILB South Carolina - see above
#98 - Cornelius Lewis OG Tenn St - Bobbie Williams may be our most consistant lineman, but he wont be here forever. We can't afford another Braham situation and get caught withour pants down again.

Round 4
#106 Jeremiah Johnson RB Oregon - Change of pace guy who can come in on passing downs and be a big play threat for us.

Round 5
#142 - David Veikune DE Hawaii - see above

Round 6
#179 - Ashlee Palmer OLB Ole Miss - see above
#209 - Brannan Southerland FB UGA - see above

Round 7
#215 - Ryan Mouton CB Hawaii - Could be a solid back up guy as last year proved we can never have enough depth at CB.
#249 - Dicky Lyons, Jr. WR UK - I like him as a ST and maybe working his way into some small playing time.
#252 - Alex Boone OT OSU - See above

SC Igniter
04-08-2009, 06:10 AM
I know this is pretty much impossible, but hells bells I want Alex Mack as a Bengal.

Round 1
Trade #6 for #12 and #48 from Denver
#12 - Andre Smith OT Alabama - I think he could be an anchor on the right side for many years. He is a mauler in the run game and could do well enough as a RT in pass pro.

Trade #38, 98 and 106 for #28 from Philly
#28 - Alex Mack C California - I think getting Mack or Wood is absolutely critical in success next season. SO we make a big move and get him.

Round 2
#48 - James Davis RB Clemson - Very talented runner with good skills who would be a solid guy to pair with Benson.

Round 3
#70 - Jasper Brinkley ILB South Carolina - Big hitter who can slowly take the spot from Dhani.

Round 5
#142 - David Veikune DE Hawaii - Boom or bust IMO. Has potential to be a good pass rush specialist for us on passing downs.

Round 6
#179 - Ashlee Palmer OLB Ole Miss - Extremely athletic but is small. Can make up for that with his athleticism.
#209 - Brannan Southerland FB UGA - We need a FB who can block and be effective in short yardage plays.

Round 7
#215 - Tony Dixon RB Kentucky - Spot player who can contribute on ST
#249 - Louis West OG Henderson St - Massive mofo who could potentially come in handy. IDK, but damn he is big.
#252 - Alex Boone OT OSU - Could help out in a spot start role at RT or move inside to guard. Or I just really wanna see him, Benson and Henry on a party boat.


And now for semi-realism
Round 1
Trade #6 for #12 and #48 from Denver
#12 - Andre Smith OT Alabama - see above


Round 2
#38 - Evander Hood DT Missouri - We pass on Raji (who our staff loves) and pick up a guy who might fit better to our system and what we need (inside pass rush).
#48 - Eric Wood C Louisville - Maybe a little early but wee need him or Mack and if Mack is gone by then we should get him.

Round 3
#70 - Jasper Brinkley ILB South Carolina - see above
#98 - Cornelius Lewis OG Tenn St - Bobbie Williams may be our most consistant lineman, but he wont be here forever. We can't afford another Braham situation and get caught withour pants down again.

Round 4
#106 Jeremiah Johnson RB Oregon - Change of pace guy who can come in on passing downs and be a big play threat for us.

Round 5
#142 - David Veikune DE Hawaii - see above

Round 6
#179 - Ashlee Palmer OLB Ole Miss - see above
#209 - Brannan Southerland FB UGA - see above

Round 7
#215 - Ryan Mouton CB Hawaii - Could be a solid back up guy as last year proved we can never have enough depth at CB.
#249 - Dicky Lyons, Jr. WR UK - I like him as a ST and maybe working his way into some small playing time.
#252 - Alex Boone OT OSU - See above


With the Tank signing - suggest the following changes

#38 pick - go with BPA on RB or DE. Conner Barwin or Donald Brown might be available or perhaps McCoy.

#98 pick - DE if you go with RB above, I like Sidbury.

# 106 pick - CB, there should be some good value picks available at this spot

Bengals78
04-08-2009, 03:36 PM
I was over on the Bengals message boards, and d@mn I forgot why I dont post there anymore.
If you speak of drafting anyone not named Chris Wells at RB you get mobbed.
Or anyone not named James Laurinaitis at ILB.

I hate draft homerism when it becomes blinding and stupid.

Bengals78
04-08-2009, 03:49 PM
Round 1
Trade #6 for #12 and #48 from Denver
#12 - Andre Smith OT Alabama - see above


Round 2
#38 - Connor Barwin DE UC - Pass rush specialist who is workaholic and could really become a more complete player
#48 - Eric Wood C Louisville - Maybe a little early but wee need him or Mack and if Mack is gone by then we should get him.

Round 3
#70 - Jasper Brinkley ILB South Carolina - see above
#98 - James Davis RB Clemson - Highly unlikely he is here IMO but I think he can be a special guy in the pros. Very talented.

Round 4
#106 - Asher Allen CB UGA - If he would have stayed in school, could have been a much higher pick IMO. Talented player who will contribute.

Round 5
#142 - Kevin Huber P UC - I know, I hate a P this early but Huber could take over the position for as long as we need. A good punter can really help our young D.

Round 6
#179 - Ashlee Palmer OLB Ole Miss - see above
#209 - Brannan Southerland FB UGA - see above

Round 7
#215 - Ryan Mouton CB Hawaii - Could be a solid back up guy as last year proved we can never have enough depth at CB.
#249 - Dicky Lyons, Jr. WR UK - I like him as a ST and maybe working his way into some small playing time.
#252 - Alex Boone OT OSU - See above

StripedWalrus
04-08-2009, 11:24 PM
Leon Hall in trouble now! I swear...as soon as everything is starting to look good for us...something like this happens...now we might need a higher CB.

hobbes2053
04-09-2009, 12:02 AM
Leon Hall in trouble now! I swear...as soon as everything is starting to look good for us...something like this happens...now we might need a higher CB.

All I can say is "WHY?" I saw this on espn.com and my head dropped in disbelief. I cannot for the life of me understand why this happened. ****.

themaninblack
04-09-2009, 12:24 AM
Well if Jared Allen's punishment is used as a barometer, he will be suspended four games. But, since he's a Bengal they are gonna double it.

Bengals78
04-09-2009, 11:04 AM
Leon Hall in trouble now! I swear...as soon as everything is starting to look good for us...something like this happens...now we might need a higher CB.

I think 4th round or 3rd round would be good still.

themaninblack
04-10-2009, 02:56 AM
If we can somehow get Asher Allen out of this draft it will be a big time steal. The guy is a playmaker and if he were to come out next year I guarantee he would be rated much higher. Reminiscent of the Anthony Collins situation in that regard, IMO.

hobbes2053
04-10-2009, 06:30 AM
I would love to see AA in stripes. The man is a killer. We should be targeting two Dawgs in this draft (Allen & Southerland).

Bengals78
04-10-2009, 12:44 PM
I think he cost himself money coming out early. I wont complain as long as we snag him in the late 3rd or 4th.

PalmerToCJ
04-10-2009, 10:44 PM
From PFW

The most important man in determining which direction the Bengals go early in this draft is veteran OL coach Paul Alexander, who has developed a reputation as a good evaluator and has recommended drafting Andrew Whitworth, Stacy Andrews, Eric Steinbach and Levi Jones, among others. The way we hear it, he is more fond of Andre Smith than Oher, but both could be in consideration, especially if Smith should happen to be selected prior to the sixth pick, which is unlikely but possible.

Lance McAlister has also hinted at Smith being the favorite.

Bengals78
04-10-2009, 11:34 PM
I would have no problem with Andre. Barring a trade back, I see no one else really to draft at 6

MooshooGawd
04-10-2009, 11:57 PM
I understand why Bengal fans would want Conner Barwin, but at the same time I don't.

I'm a huge UC fan, so obviously I love the guy. His personality is great, his athletism is terrific and he's got loads of potential to be great.

But the guy is a project. You're not going to get anything out of him until at least year 2. That's why it's perfect for a team like New England to take him. They have the luxury of taking a guy and sitting him for a year or two and allowing to learn behind established pro's.

The Bengals don't have that luxury. They've got immediate question marks at Right Tackle, Center, Right Guard (Bobbie Williams in the last year of contract), Fullback, Tight End (Reggie Kelly in the last year of contract, Utecht is teh suck), Running Back, Middle Linebacker (Dhani isn't the long term answer), Strong Side Linebacker (Jeanty is in his final year and isn't much), Cornerback (We need depth - especially with Hall getting into trouble).

I just don't think Marvin Lewis has time to waste a 2nd round pick on a guy that won't give him anything other than special teams tackles for his first few years.

Bengals78
04-11-2009, 01:01 AM
So is there any substanace to the trading of 85 for some draft picks or just talk

SC Igniter
04-11-2009, 06:54 AM
So is there any substanace to the trading of 85 for some draft picks or just talk

Only speculation on my part, if someone antes up a 1st rounder plus a 4th or something like that, Mike/Marvin will pull the trigger. I think they are nervous about not having 85 with TJ out of the fold. I just don't see them parting ways with Chad at a fire sale. I look for Chad to come in at the mandatory workouts and be part of the team, it will nice to see the Palmer/Chad connection of old for the next two seasons.

themaninblack
04-11-2009, 12:10 PM
Get off Ben Utecht. I think he deserves a mulligan for this past year.

rickscott
04-11-2009, 01:30 PM
Levi Jones should be able to hold down the tackle spot for another year or two, right?

It would be a terrible mistake to go into next year thinking Levi was going to be our LT. He hasn't been healthy for a couple years.

Bengalsrocket
04-11-2009, 01:57 PM
Get off Ben Utecht. I think he deserves a mulligan for this past year.

Agreed. If Utecht sucks this year then we can drop him or whatever, but I don't think last year was a good year to judge him.

hobbes2053
04-12-2009, 02:00 AM
Last year was definitely not a good year on which to judge him. There was no line to speak of and he was plagued by injuries. I expect him to be a much bigger part of the offense this year, barring injury of course. Last year when we picked him up, I was excited to see what he could bring to the table. I think this year we will finally see him in true form, especially with Carson back.

Bengals78
04-13-2009, 12:39 PM
I was pondering the idea of trading into the late first (bye Chad) and drafting Knowshon and then taking Mack or Wood in round two.
If we went:
1a. Andre Smith OT
1b. Knowshon Moreno RB
2. Alex Mack/Eric Wood C
3. Pass Rusher (Sidbury or best available)
3 (comp) Asher Allen CB
I think this would be an amazing draft. I really hope we trade back into late first and grab Knowshon. He is my favorite RB in the draft and I think he could be a perfect complement to Benson.

themaninblack
04-13-2009, 01:10 PM
I was pondering the idea of trading into the late first (bye Chad) and drafting Knowshon and then taking Mack or Wood in round two.
If we went:
1a. Andre Smith OT
1b. Knowshon Moreno RB
2. Alex Mack/Eric Wood C
3. Pass Rusher (Sidbury or best available)
3 (comp) Asher Allen CB
I think this would be an amazing draft. I really hope we trade back into late first and grab Knowshon. He is my favorite RB in the draft and I think he could be a perfect complement to Benson.

I don't see Chad being traded but this is an amazing draft nonetheless. I think it will probably be Wood in round two because Mack will be gone in all likelihood.

Bengals78
04-13-2009, 01:24 PM
Yeah I have pretty much accepted that. But I always keep my hopes up. Im just so excited with the draft so close now and it wont be exam weekend like it was last year

staubach41
04-13-2009, 03:32 PM
For the Leon Hall issue, i heard he was out having drinks and his wife went into labor pains. I don't think there is any reason to panic on that part. He flashed at times last year, plus he is pretty involved with the community.

Bengals78
04-13-2009, 04:17 PM
For the Leon Hall issue, i heard he was out having drinks and his wife went into labor pains. I don't think there is any reason to panic on that part. He flashed at times last year, plus he is pretty involved with the community.

Hell, if thats the case, I am half tempted to just forget it. I know personally I would do near anything to get with my family in a moment like that especially my own child.

hobbes2053
04-13-2009, 05:35 PM
Hell, if thats the case, I am half tempted to just forget it. I know personally I would do near anything to get with my family in a moment like that especially my own child.

You sir, just hit the nail on the head. If that is in fact the case, it shouldn't even be an issue.

As a side note, I like how the Bengals are not the "problem team" of the league anymore as the Bills seem to have filled that role with Whitner's recent arrest.

StripedWalrus
04-13-2009, 08:15 PM
He will prolly get a few games suspension possibly just 1 game...maybe he can appeal it.

PalmerToCJ
04-16-2009, 12:09 AM
It's looking more and more like there's at least a small chance that Curry could be available. First, Scott's mock. I thought that was just one persons opinion but I have seen some stuff from KC that says Curry might not be the guy. If the Browns trade Edwards, Crabtree is a huge need for them. Seattle already has big money at LB.

1. Curry
2. Mack
3a. OT
3b. RB

That would be a sweet draft position wise. I'm going to have a heart attack if we don't take a Center in the 2nd, especially if Wood goes before our 3rd rounder.

StripedWalrus
04-17-2009, 03:45 PM
It's looking more and more like there's at least a small chance that Curry could be available. First, Scott's mock. I thought that was just one persons opinion but I have seen some stuff from KC that says Curry might not be the guy. If the Browns trade Edwards, Crabtree is a huge need for them. Seattle already has big money at LB.

1. Curry
2. Mack
3a. OT
3b. RB

That would be a sweet draft position wise. I'm going to have a heart attack if we don't take a Center in the 2nd, especially if Wood goes before our 3rd rounder.

I think even with Edwards, Crabtree would still be a need. Who do they have after Edwards? No one now that Stallworth messed up and didnt they let Joe Jur go? Curry is a beast of a Linebacker and grabbing him would instantly give us the kinda Linebacker corp you remember the Ravens or Bears having.

I think though if we take Curry we would almost have to trade Chad in order to gain an extra pick.

PalmerToCJ
04-18-2009, 01:37 AM
I think we'd be alright, we could still draft an OT/C in the 2nd/3rd and be fine. Our defense would start to become pretty beastly though as hard as it is for me to believe I'm saying that.

I'm excited about it all I must say, just a week away. The draft is always a big deal to me but this year is more important to our success this season than many others I can remember. While we do have some big holes, they could easily be plugged and we could become a playoff contender. We're still not getting enough credit I don't think, that's fine I guess.

SC Igniter
04-18-2009, 06:25 AM
Haven't considered us being in position to get Curry? That would be a major steal for us should that happen. Browns covet him though and wouldn't be surprised if they picked him even if they traded Edwards, assume they would get a WR with the later round 1st pick they get in the trade as there should be some decent talent WR to pick from.

So if this were to happen, our draft should unfold to something like this:
1st) Curry
2nd) Mack or Wood
3rd) OT (there should be a couple decent OT's available, like the Penn St kid)
3rd) BPA: RB or CB
4th) BPA: RB or CB

That would be a great draft I don't think we need to draft Chad if this was to occur.

PalmerToCJ
04-19-2009, 04:18 PM
Antoine Caldwell is actually starting to grow on me.

I wouldn't mind the idea of not taking a C in the 2nd (if and only if Mack isn't there) because we could take Caldwell in the 3rd.

I wouldn't mind these scenarios...

1. Curry
2. Beatty
3a. Caldwell
3b. RB

1. Smith/Monroe
2. Sintim/RB
3a. Caldwell
3b. LB

themaninblack
04-20-2009, 09:08 AM
Curry would probably be my favorite option with our first pick. Him alongside Rivers would sure be fun to watch.

Bengals78
04-20-2009, 10:01 AM
I would like Curry, but I really want to get a T. Maybe Levi still has something that the staff knows that we dont and we will pleasantly surprised, get Curry and a project T later on.

themaninblack
04-20-2009, 11:14 AM
I just don't feel like theres gonna be a tackle worth selecting aside from Andre Smith but that also has its problems. I would personally opt out of drafting a LT in the first altogether.

Pat Sims 90
04-20-2009, 02:52 PM
I am thinking Monroe has a chance to drop to us Seattle is only team that would take him ahead of us unless someone trades ahead of us but from what i am hearing or it might be a Smokescreen Seattle really likes Sanchez so i am hoping that they take Sanchez and no one jumps in front of us to get Monroe him and J Smith are the only 2 1st round OT i would really like to have.

MooshooGawd
04-22-2009, 12:28 AM
Here's my final predicition...

With the 6th pick in the NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select:

Andre Smith, Offensive Tackle, Alabama

Crazy prediction...they take Andre Smith even though Monroe or Jason Smith still on the board.

Bengals78
04-22-2009, 11:40 AM
Safe Pick - Andre Smith OT Bama

Longshot Pick - Aaron Curry LB Wake Forest

Pat Sims 90
04-22-2009, 05:24 PM
Safe Pick - Andre Smith OT Bama

Longshot Pick - Aaron Curry LB Wake Forest

How can u say that Andre Smith is a safe Pick he has too many character problems to be consider a Safe Pick Same with Oher but depending on which character problem MB wants to take a chance on is who we will get

If Monroe or J Smith is there and we pass on either of them for A Smith or Oher that will ruin my draft and i don't care if we get a good C that would still ruin my draft

hobbes2053
04-22-2009, 05:33 PM
How can u say that Andre Smith is a safe Pick he has too many character problems to be consider a Safe Pick Same with Oher but depending on which character problem MB wants to take a chance on is who we will get

If Monroe or J Smith is there and we pass on either of them for A Smith or Oher that will ruin my draft and i don't care if we get a good C that would still ruin my draft

1. I'm almost convinced that we're going to take Andre Smith, unless by some kind act of god Curry falls to us.

2. For everyone else's sake, punctuate when you type.

Bengals78
04-22-2009, 06:00 PM
1. I'm almost convinced that we're going to take Andre Smith, unless by some kind act of god Curry falls to us.

2. For everyone else's sake, punctuate when you type.

I do not see these character flaws everyone talks about. He was guilty of being immature. Ever since then, he hasn't done anything. He doesnt seem like the type who will just shut down once he gets a paycheck. Keep him surrounded by Whit, Williams and Carson and he will be fine. In terms of overall talent, Andre Smith has the rest blown away IMO. Jason Smith has a lot of potential and so does Monroe, but Andre has the killer instinct. He is Tony Mandarich without the roids and pain killers in terms of killer instinct and aggressiveness. He plays to ruin the other guys life.

hobbes2053
04-22-2009, 06:12 PM
I do not see these character flaws everyone talks about. He was guilty of being immature. Ever since then, he hasn't done anything. He doesnt seem like the type who will just shut down once he gets a paycheck. Keep him surrounded by Whit, Williams and Carson and he will be fine. In terms of overall talent, Andre Smith has the rest blown away IMO. Jason Smith has a lot of potential and so does Monroe, but Andre has the killer instinct. He is Tony Mandarich without the roids and pain killers in terms of killer instinct and aggressiveness. He plays to ruin the other guys life.

Could not agree more. If we take A. Smith, as expected, I'll be satisfied.

Bengals78
04-22-2009, 06:14 PM
A passive lineman is not what I want or what we need. Give me Andre Smith and Mack/Wood and I will believe that this team is a big time player on D from being a top team.

hobbes2053
04-22-2009, 09:57 PM
I know this would never happen, but let's just say for the sake of this, it does.

After Cleveland picks, Mark Sanchez is still up on the board and we are on the clock. Jacksonville needs WR help and a QB, and they know that Oakland won't take Sanchez. What if we were to trade our #6 for their #8 and Chad for their 2nd round pick, giving us two valuable picks in the 2nd (#38 and #40). This way, Jacksonville fills two needs at once in getting Chad and Sanchez, and we can still take A. Smith or whoever we're looking at. Although highly unlikely, I think this would be solid gold.

Bengals78
04-22-2009, 10:40 PM
That would be a trade made by the gods...

hobbes2053
04-22-2009, 10:54 PM
When I first thought of it, I got really excited. My excitement was soon overcome by sadness because that will never happen. Ever. Unless..

themaninblack
04-23-2009, 03:24 AM
I'm so tired of talking about it, I just want to see what happens! The draft never comes soon enough.

PalmerToCJ
04-23-2009, 09:22 PM
Amen to that.

You know, I think my favorite player in this draft is Mark Sanchez... I sure am happy he's shooting up the boards.

Pat Sims 90
04-24-2009, 01:44 AM
Too Bad that trade is not going to happen with Chad not going to get traded and Sanchez highly likely he will be on gone by the time Cleveland picks

SC Igniter
04-24-2009, 05:30 AM
I see positives with Sanchez moving up like he has whether it be a trade or having more choices for us at #6. There is a real chance now that Monroe will fall into our laps. After thinking about this further, it is unlikely that Curry would happen, but who knows what can happen tomorrow?

Lewis is saying OT is not a burning problem for the team. Probably a smoke screen but if not, could they be thinking Orakpo if Cleveland passes on him?

Bottom line is that I am hopeful for a smart draft. Just don't want them to do anything really stupid, were not that far away from the playoffs with the right picks. Good example is not getting a C in round #2 and drafting someone we don't need for next year like a DT, TE or WR.

themaninblack
04-24-2009, 09:57 AM
I see positives with Sanchez moving up like he has whether it be a trade or having more choices for us at #6. There is a real chance now that Monroe will fall into our laps. After thinking about this further, it is unlikely that Curry would happen, but who knows what can happen tomorrow?

Lewis is saying OT is not a burning problem for the team. Probably a smoke screen but if not, could they be thinking Orakpo if Cleveland passes on him?

Bottom line is that I am hopeful for a smart draft. Just don't want them to do anything really stupid, were not that far away from the playoffs with the right picks. Good example is not getting a C in round #2 and drafting someone we don't need for next year like a DT, TE or WR.\

I actually tend to agree with Lewis on the OT thing. Yeah, I think we need to pick one at some point and unless they feel Andre Smith is really worth that pick I don't see one being taken in the first. I am really curious to see if they are really going to go after a C relatively high(rd 2-3) or if they have enough confidence in Santucci to pick one later to maybe push him for a spot. I am pretty confident in our ability in selecting OL so I won't be surprised if they throw us all for a loop a little bit in that regard.

Bengals78
04-24-2009, 10:19 AM
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I actually tend to agree with Lewis on the OT thing. Yeah, I think we need to pick one at some point and unless they feel Andre Smith is really worth that pick I don't see one being taken in the first. I am really curious to see if they are really going to go after a C relatively high(rd 2-3) or if they have enough confidence in Santucci to pick one later to maybe push him for a spot. I am pretty confident in our ability in selecting OL so I won't be surprised if they throw us all for a loop a little bit in that regard.

I just have to say I love the Marty B quote.
I just really want to get Mack or Eric Wood.

themaninblack
04-24-2009, 10:53 AM
I just have to say I love the Marty B quote.
I just really want to get Mack or Eric Wood.

Marty is the MAN!


I would love to get Mack or Wood as well I just wonder how they feel about it. I am a huge fan of both those guys though.

Bengalsrocket
04-24-2009, 11:45 AM
None of the centers in this draft really seem all the much better than Eric Ghiaciuc to me. What's to stop the big nasty 3-4 NT's from demolishing Alex Mack or Eric Wood just like they did to Ghiaciuc?

Honest question, I really don't know. I just can't figure out what separates the centers in this draft from Ghiaciuc.

MooshooGawd
04-24-2009, 01:18 PM
Well Wood and Mack are better suited for it. They are stronger and more intelligent.

Ghiaciuc has been the weak link of this team since Braham left. If he was even serviceable the guy would have a job now. But he doesn't. Nobody has even spoken to his agent at any point in time.

themaninblack
04-24-2009, 08:30 PM
Ghiaciuc is the type of player who can succeed against a 4-3 as he is able to get to the second level quite well. I see Mack as a similar player who also has some strength to be able to hold his own against NTs. Wood is probably the best suited to play against 3-4 defenses while he is still athletic enough to get to the second level when need be. That said, I think Wood is the best fit for this team in regards to the top Centers in this draft.

PalmerToCJ
04-24-2009, 11:27 PM
My current hopes given how crazy things are going now...

1. Stafford
2. Jason Smith
3. Tyson Jackson
4. Monroe
5. Cleveland trades, whoever gets the spot drafts Sanchez.
6. AARON CURRY!!!!!!

Then we grab a center in the 2nd and get ready for a RT in the 3rd. Would be a nice little scenario.

Bengals78
04-25-2009, 01:13 AM
My current hopes given how crazy things are going now...

1. Stafford
2. Jason Smith
3. Tyson Jackson
4. Monroe
5. Cleveland trades, whoever gets the spot drafts Sanchez.
6. AARON CURRY!!!!!!

Then we grab a center in the 2nd and get ready for a RT in the 3rd. Would be a nice little scenario.

I would love that but I dont see Cleveland passing on Curry. I'm still hoping they trade Braylon so they take Crabtree and Curry falls to us.

PalmerToCJ
04-25-2009, 11:28 AM
I would love that but I dont see Cleveland passing on Curry. I'm still hoping they trade Braylon so they take Crabtree and Curry falls to us.

This is true, forgot about them still trading Edwards. Granted, 2 weeks ago I would've said I don't see KC passing on Curry either.

themaninblack
04-25-2009, 03:42 PM
Son of a *****!!!! This draft is horseshit. I really wanted Curry.

StripedWalrus
04-25-2009, 03:55 PM
Son of a *****!!!! This draft is horseshit. I really wanted Curry.

I was utterly surprised that Curry was taken by Seattle....A Smith...I was a little shocked we didnt take Monroe...o well I think Smith is the better physical OT...just Monroe is safer.

Pat Sims 90
04-25-2009, 04:23 PM
Yea a RT or RG with the 6th pick Way to GO Mike Brown you are my Hero Now that we have Jeremi Johnson those 2 could go to the buffet and eat the place out of business.

themaninblack
04-25-2009, 05:20 PM
I am happy and that is all.

derza222
04-25-2009, 07:01 PM
I really like the Maualuga pick for Cincy, great to get a MLB of the future and a damn talented guy as well. Look Antoine Caldwell (Eric Wood if he slips)/back in round 3?

StripedWalrus
04-25-2009, 07:01 PM
Hell yea! Maulugula! Hell of a value in the second. So far I am super pleased with the draft.

StripedWalrus
04-25-2009, 07:02 PM
I really like the Maualuga pick for Cincy, great to get a MLB of the future and a damn talented guy as well. Look Antoine Caldwell (Eric Wood if he slips)/back in round 3?

Eric Wood was selected in round 1.

Pat Sims 90
04-25-2009, 07:04 PM
Steal of the Draft????

themaninblack
04-25-2009, 07:11 PM
Great pickup reuniting Rivers and Maualuga plus we get some much needed attitude.

hobbes2053
04-25-2009, 07:14 PM
I really like what we have done so far. At first, I was upset with the Maualuga pick, but now I love it. He will have the opportunity to learn under Dhani and play with a guy he's already familiar with in Rivers. Not to mention that I think Zimmer is going to make him into the player he can be. Score.

Pat Sims 90
04-25-2009, 07:15 PM
How could u even cosider hating the Rey Rey pick top 15th talent in 2nd round i don't see how u could get mad about that

derza222
04-25-2009, 07:27 PM
Eric Wood was selected in round 1.

Goodness, dunno how that slipped my mind. Regardless I'm sure somebody solid will be there in round 3.

Bengals78
04-25-2009, 07:48 PM
I am a happy happy man today. Tomorrow would really have to suck to make me consider this draft anything less than an A

themaninblack
04-25-2009, 08:16 PM
I still cannot get over the fact that Rey Rey is really a Bengal.

Bengals78
04-25-2009, 08:18 PM
I know. I have been on Cloud 9 since then. I already am making plans to buy his jersey once his number is announced

Pat Sims 90
04-25-2009, 08:20 PM
U Know i could say this might be the best Draft in the Marvin Lewis Era if A Smith turns out to be the player that he is suppose to be and Rey Rey being the player he is this now hoping day 2 pans out like day 1

MooshooGawd
04-25-2009, 08:21 PM
I know. I have been on Cloud 9 since then. I already am making plans to buy his jersey once his number is announced
It should be number 58. It's available and it was obviously his number in college.

Bengals78
04-25-2009, 08:22 PM
Marvin has had some sick drafts just bad luck with injury.

Bengals78
04-25-2009, 08:22 PM
It should be number 58. It's available and it was obviously his number in college.

I will own it lol.
He is a monster and I hope he splits reps with Dhani at first until he is ready.

hobbes2053
04-25-2009, 09:24 PM
I'm excited. Plain and simple.

lost33cause
04-25-2009, 10:10 PM
The draft nicks said he could play all 3 spots. Possibly put in at SLB for a year and then move him into the middle? Honestly I say put Dhani at SLB where he's played before and let him make the defensive calls then have Rey in the middle of course.

SC Igniter
04-25-2009, 10:14 PM
Good start - I think everyone was surprised in what transpired with our second pick, both our C choices were picked up before our turn.0

I'm thinking we will go RB on our next pick, 70th. either Brown and Greene.

Then Carldwell with our 98th pick

StripedWalrus
04-25-2009, 10:55 PM
I think we should go DE with our next pick. I like Micheal Johnson and that Sidbury guy from Richmond. Both could easily have been 2nd round picks...I really would like Johnson because I remember Mock drafts from last year and maybe even early this year giving us Johnson in the first. I think it would be hilarious to get Johnson in the third. I think it is worth taking the risk on him with a third because he has freakish pass rushing abilities.

There are tons of Running backs left and I think we can hold out until 4th or 5th and still get decent value.

So this is what I would like to see

3a - Micheal Johnson DE
3b - Antoine Caldwell C
4 - Rashad Jennings RB
5 - Mike Mickens CB (Its a stretch that he will fall this far...but I think he will. Then again he may go in round 3)

AJHawk50
04-26-2009, 12:04 AM
I say congratulations on drafting Rey Maualuga, I think he will be a great pro.

PalmerToCJ
04-26-2009, 12:17 AM
My goodness. So I was gone all night, limited cell phone/no tv or internet. All I got the entire time was a text saying we took Andre Smith and that two centers went in the 1st. Naturally, I started freaking out.

Then I open this thread and see MIB's post and starting freaking out. My goodness, it sucks we didn't get one of the centers but man what a consolation prize. I remember watching him in the rose bowl and was blown away.

I felt Smith was the better fit than Monroe as a player but liked that Monroe was the 'safer' pick. I'm happy with his pick as well.

As for tomorrow, I'd like to see one of the DE's (I wasn't big on taking a DE but the value is there) or a RB with the first 3rd then whatever Center we're going to take with the consolation.

Very good start, our defense is gonna be sick!

Bengals78
04-26-2009, 01:27 AM
Im iffy on Johnson. He has huge potential but Im not sure....
I would rather get Shipley over Caldwell right now.

PalmerToCJ
04-26-2009, 01:32 AM
I think we have the luxury with the first pick in the round of going for BPA, then go after Shipley or Caldwell with the comp pick or 4th rounder.

gpngc
04-26-2009, 01:34 AM
I think we have the luxury with the first pick in the round of going for BPA, then go after Shipley or Caldwell with the comp pick or 4th rounder.

Yup. You're in a crazy situation where you're draft might play out so that you've gotten amazing value and those players just happened to be at the positions you needed.

I think you're on your way to a top-five draft.

You had the best day one IMO.

Pat Sims 90
04-26-2009, 01:43 AM
Michael Johnson plz if he is there
Know he is a risk but i would take it Guy was Consider a Top 10 talent and if we could get his work ethic in shape this could be the big steal of the draft

D-Unit
04-26-2009, 02:00 AM
Jealous that you guys have Maualuga.... :(

Bengalsrocket
04-26-2009, 03:48 AM
Very happy with this draft. It's not 100% what I wanted, but it's close. I've always like Rey, and frankly, I'm happier with him than one of the centers (though we still need to address that).

Now with our 3rd, we need to draft Duke Robinson. I know most of us still want a RB and a pass rushing DE, but O-line helps both our rushing and passing attack. And our defense is already pretty good. If Duke Robinson is available, our line could look this:

LT: Anthony Collins
LG: Andrew Whitworth
C: Bobby Williams
RG: Duke Robinson
RT: Andre Smith

That is a line I'm comfortable saying could mask Cedric Benson's short comings. If we don't go O-line though, I'm pretty sure we're going to need someone better than Benson to run for us.

I'm against taking DE is because I highly doubt anyone left could beat out Odom or Geathers for a starting job (who we're paying boat loads of money to anyways). Lets wait till next year to find ourselves a good pass rusher.

hobbes2053
04-26-2009, 03:59 AM
I'd be thrilled to get Duke Robinson. Shonn Greene would also be a great pick up if Duke is gone.

Bengalsrocket
04-26-2009, 06:02 AM
I'd be thrilled to get Duke Robinson. Shonn Greene would also be a great pick up if Duke is gone.

Exactly my feelings. Take Duke or Greene and lets get ourselves an explosive running game and offense.

StripedWalrus
04-26-2009, 09:38 AM
got micheal johnson. cant be any happier right now!

Bengals78
04-26-2009, 09:42 AM
This draft is A+ material. Just need that center now.

StripedWalrus
04-26-2009, 09:48 AM
This draft is A+ material. Just need that center now.

I expect a CB, RB or C with the next two picks.

I really hope we get Caldwell then Jennings. Then again, we could go CB and then C or RB and CB...or RB and C....We may not even go C in this draft but I hope we do.;

Bengals78
04-26-2009, 10:02 AM
Well Caldwell is gone now...Im liking Asher Allen at 98 if he is there

themaninblack
04-26-2009, 10:31 AM
WOW. How in the HELL do we keep getting these steals? Can't really complain with the Johnson pick here though I'm kinda surprised at the run on Centers. This draft is really shaping up to be excellent.

StripedWalrus
04-26-2009, 10:51 AM
Because lf the run on DB's I think a DB is next. One of the three will be a Bengal I think - Mike Mickens, DJ Moore, or Victor Harris.

PalmerToCJ
04-26-2009, 10:53 AM
Going into the draft, I didn't really want a DE. However, Johnson is very good value and there's not much that was there in terms of needs to take. We don't need a starting DE, just one that can get to the passer in passing downs ala Mark Anderson when he was a rookie. Love the pick, Mike Brown clearly has nothing to do with this draft :D

Shipley has gotta be the next pick...

Bengals78
04-26-2009, 10:59 AM
Going into the draft, I didn't really want a DE. However, Johnson is very good value and there's not much that was there in terms of needs to take. We don't need a starting DE, just one that can get to the passer in passing downs ala Mark Anderson when he was a rookie. Love the pick, Mike Brown clearly has nothing to do with this draft :D

Shipley has gotta be the next pick...

I would like Shipley but with DJ Moore still on the board, I think we might go after him.

StripedWalrus
04-26-2009, 11:01 AM
Going into the draft, I didn't really want a DE. However, Johnson is very good value and there's not much that was there in terms of needs to take. We don't need a starting DE, just one that can get to the passer in passing downs ala Mark Anderson when he was a rookie. Love the pick, Mike Brown clearly has nothing to do with this draft :D

Shipley has gotta be the next pick...

I think Marvin and Zimmerman have alot to do with this draft. That may very well be a good sign for the Bengals future.

PalmerToCJ
04-26-2009, 11:06 AM
If we're going to take a TE while still needing a Center... We better use him.

StripedWalrus
04-26-2009, 11:06 AM
I think Marvin and Zimmerman have alot to do with this draft. That may very well be a good sign for the Bengals future.

I think I spoke too soon...>CHase Coffman =(

PalmerToCJ
04-26-2009, 11:12 AM
I'm not against Coffman as a player at all, he fills a need. It's just I would've much rather had a RB or C.

Pat Sims 90
04-26-2009, 11:14 AM
I LOVE THIS PICK Coffman was my fav TE coming out and fills a need i think Coffman will be are starting TE year

PalmerToCJ
04-26-2009, 11:33 AM
Looks like Luigs was their guy, works for me. I was just terrified of who we would end up with at Center. I'm pleased with how things are going, would like to get a RB in the 5th.

SC Igniter
04-26-2009, 11:48 AM
There a still some decent RB's on the board. I would be really happy with James Davis or Ringer.

PalmerToCJ
04-26-2009, 12:01 PM
I'm guessing/hoping we go CB if there is a quality one, if not then RB or FB.

StripedWalrus
04-26-2009, 12:07 PM
I'm guessing/hoping we go CB if there is a quality one, if not then RB or FB.

I like Cb or Rb next. The way this draft is going down...I see us getting some real quality in the 6th as well.

themaninblack
04-26-2009, 12:19 PM
Kinda surprised with the Coffman pick but hes definitely a great player who can help us out. Happy to see we got Luigs as well and it will be interesting to see the battle between him and Santucci in camp. Plenty of good RBs still available for us to look at.

PalmerToCJ
04-26-2009, 12:22 PM
I had almost hoped we would trade up but then I realized with our needs and the players left we should keep all the picks we can.

This is setting up well for us. I'd say RB will be the next pick.

derza222
04-26-2009, 12:29 PM
Coffman was a bit of a confusing pick, plus a little disappointing because it hurts the chances of my boy Sherry sticking, but I think the Bengals have had a very solid draft thus far. Great to still get Luigs in the 4th. Absolutely a guess here, but as I'm typing this I don't believe he's been taken yet and the staff coached him at the Senior Bowl, plus he kind of fits what I think they need at the position at least, Kory Sheets in round 5?

StripedWalrus
04-26-2009, 12:30 PM
There is alot of talent left at LB....I am really surprised. Figured beckwith, brinkly and ellerbe would all be gone by now. But we dont need any more LB's

Bengals78
04-26-2009, 12:58 PM
I would like to see us go after Ashlee Palmer here. He is very athletic and could be very useful on ST before really pushing for the starting spot over Jeanty.

Bengals78
04-26-2009, 01:09 PM
Rey Conference Call:
http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/rey-maualuga-conference-call-transcript/82d95eb9-5150-4b0a-a210-be72e6d20fad

my favorite parts:
Q: Were you surprised that it took so long for you to get drafted?
RM: Yeah, I was a little upset. But, I think God works in mysterious ways. I知 just happy to be taken. I知 happy to get things going with the Bengals.

Q: Was Cincinnati a team you thought you might go to?
RM: To tell you the truth, I really didn稚 think that they were going to pick me. But, then again, I am overly excited to be picked by these guys

Q: I think people are excited about your demeanor on the field. Can you talk about what you are going to bring to the table attitude-wise?
RM: I知 a hard-nosed guy that brings some intensity. I知 a hard-nosed football player that loves to play football that will smash people in the mouth. If you know who I am, then you know I知 a soft-spoken guy, but when I get on the football field I flip that switch on and start playing. I知 just happy for the opportunity to put on a Bengals uniform and go out there and give it everything I have. I want to show everyone at the Cincinnati Bengals that they got a great pick in Rey Maualuga.

Q: Can you play all three spots? Would it bother you not to start out in the middle?
RM: It doesn稚 matter. Whatever position that gets me on the field the fastest. I知 going to go there and compete for the job and play.

Q: Do you see yourself as a pass rusher, a run blocker or a combination?
RM: A combination of both. It痴 really nothing new to me. Just line me up, tell me what to do and I will go and do it.

themaninblack
04-26-2009, 01:14 PM
Do you think we could go Duke Robinson with this next pick?

PalmerToCJ
04-26-2009, 01:14 PM
Cedric Peerman PLEASE!

I wouldn't be upset with Robinson but surely there's a reason he's falling...

themaninblack
04-26-2009, 01:15 PM
Id love that pick^

PalmerToCJ
04-26-2009, 01:17 PM
Wow there are actually several decent RB's still left, gotta be RB here I would think...

Bengals78
04-26-2009, 01:19 PM
And the pick is....KEVIN HUBER P UC....I kinda dig it.

PalmerToCJ
04-26-2009, 01:19 PM
WTF! We need a punter but please.

themaninblack
04-26-2009, 01:21 PM
Haha I think I'm just happy for Kevin more than anything. Got the chance to meet him not too long ago. There's plenty of RB's out there to be had and hopefully that trend continues.

Bengals78
04-26-2009, 01:21 PM
WTF! We need a punter but please.

He is pretty good. Maybe they are waiting for someone later on...Davis, Jennings or someone else at RB. It is possible to trade up too...

PalmerToCJ
04-26-2009, 01:23 PM
As long as we grab a RB with the next one Ringer/Davis/Jennings/Peerman as far as I know available... Then I'm fine with it. This is kinda like the Coffman pick.

Bengals78
04-26-2009, 01:24 PM
I think Coffman could be a big pick for us when all is said and done.

SC Igniter
04-26-2009, 01:33 PM
I'm scratching my head with the Punter choice verses going RB/CB, they are bypassing some good talent that was still on the board. Hopefully some of them will still be there for us at our next pick.

Bengals78
04-26-2009, 02:03 PM
Maybe one of the RBs will fall to us now...not THAT far from our pick.

PalmerToCJ
04-26-2009, 02:06 PM
Waiting is the hardest part....

Bengals78
04-26-2009, 02:16 PM
It is. Ive been so anxious the past few hours.

hobbes2053
04-26-2009, 02:38 PM
It may not have been a popular pick, but I love that we went and got Huber. I played football with him in high school (in Cincinnati) and I think it's awesome that he's continuing his career in the Queen City. We've got plenty of time to snatch up one of those RBs. But which one will it be? I'd like to see us go after Rashad Jennings (Liberty), Ringer (MSU), or maybe even Ian Johnson (Boise State). Any of those guys would only add to the greatness of this draft.

EDIT: Ringer just got picked by Tennesse for god knows what reason. ****.

Bengals78
04-26-2009, 02:52 PM
Ringer just got taken by Tenn. I like Jennings or Davis at our next pick.

PalmerToCJ
04-26-2009, 03:01 PM
RB - FB - CB

One of those would have to be the pick, I've obviously been wrong before.

Shahin
04-26-2009, 03:29 PM
i really would have preferred to take Duke Robinson over the punter :-/

hugegmenfan
04-26-2009, 03:37 PM
I think the Bengals did a really good job with their first 3 choices- i do not know the players they chose after that, but all 3 are instant starting material in the league

Bengalsrocket
04-26-2009, 03:46 PM
I think the Bengals did a really good job with their first 3 choices- i do not know the players they chose after that, but all 3 are instant starting material in the league

You think Michael Johnson will start over Odom or Geathers?

Pat Sims 90
04-26-2009, 03:50 PM
I think the Bengals did a really good job with their first 3 choices- i do not know the players they chose after that, but all 3 are instant starting material in the league

I have liked all the picks all fill needs only one i questioned was Andre Smith but i am hoping i am eating my words later on what i said about him but every pick we have made in this draft fills a need

On the Punter we were like dead last in Punting last year Larson had 30 ave and same with Placemier or how ever u spell his name So Huber will be a huge upgrade over what we have and how kicking game is now really effecting how games are won

I dont think we really need a RB with the signing of Russell but i would not be upset if we took one still some decent ones left

PalmerToCJ
04-26-2009, 03:59 PM
They might be content with Jeremi Johnson coming back and getting it done so FB might not be the pick. I would really hope they look to address RB.

Would be VERY nice to get a PR/KR. We desperately need a steady one of those IMO.

hobbes2053
04-26-2009, 04:01 PM
Would be VERY nice to get a PR/KR. We desperately need a steady one of those IMO.

Wouldn't it be great to see us actually have a return game? Imagine the possibilities..

Bengals78
04-26-2009, 04:02 PM
Wouldn't it be great to see us actually have a return game? Imagine the possibilities..

I remember Tab Perry....

Shahin
04-26-2009, 04:18 PM
rashad jennings, anybody?

Bengals78
04-26-2009, 04:21 PM
If he lasts to our pick...

PalmerToCJ
04-26-2009, 04:25 PM
This pick has Jennings all over it, I hope.

And I do miss Tab Perry, it was so nice having a guy like him.

Bengals78
04-26-2009, 04:25 PM
Well, when he wasn't on the PUP

PalmerToCJ
04-26-2009, 04:28 PM
We can only hope injuries don't screw us like they did in the Perry/Pollack draft.

On the clock!

PalmerToCJ
04-26-2009, 04:32 PM
Oh brother...

Bengals78
04-26-2009, 04:34 PM
Not quite the RB we wanted...

Bengals78
04-26-2009, 04:37 PM
Wow this guy is a nut on top of it too

hobbes2053
04-26-2009, 04:38 PM
Personally, I've never heard of him, but after reading his overview on nfl.com, I have higher hopes than when I first saw the pick. We shall see.

Pat Sims 90
04-26-2009, 04:39 PM
Woot another Thug on this team.........

PalmerToCJ
04-26-2009, 04:40 PM
Him and Henry can relate to each other I'm sure, maybe the chemistry will be good LOL

Pat Sims 90
04-26-2009, 04:44 PM
Him and Henry can relate to each other I'm sure, maybe the chemistry will be good LOL

Henry has already called him and cant wait for him to get here they can hang out at the club together

Bengals78
04-26-2009, 04:44 PM
Yeah and he is already 25

themaninblack
04-26-2009, 04:46 PM
Taking quite a risk here with Scott but at the same time it is the sixth round. He does have plenty of talent and hopefully he can keep his head on straight in order to reach his potential.


Every single player we draft does not have to be a model citizen.

themaninblack
04-26-2009, 04:57 PM
BTW, Andre Smith is pretty darn impressive on camera speaking with Hobson. Something I did not expect from him but I'm definitely pleasantly surprised.

Pat Sims 90
04-26-2009, 05:01 PM
Like i said was not a fan of us drafting Andre Smith and like i said i am hoping i will be eating my words


Andre Smith=Jason Peters????

PalmerToCJ
04-26-2009, 05:02 PM
Smith is saying all the right things, very excited about him.

Hawk
04-26-2009, 05:37 PM
You drafted Morgan Trent. My condolences go out to you.

StripedWalrus
04-26-2009, 05:44 PM
This pick has Jennings all over it, I hope.

And I do miss Tab Perry, it was so nice having a guy like him.

Im very confused....I thought the Bengals were High on jennings. I suppose that article that was posted about it earlier this year was a massive smoke screen.

Did jennings get hurt or anything? Any News I didnt hear of?

I also really dont care for the Morgan Trent choice.

Bengals78
04-26-2009, 06:10 PM
I hope we take Ashlee Palmer here. Or Rashad Jennings lol

Bengals78
04-26-2009, 06:13 PM
Or Clinton McDonald...interesting pick.

themaninblack
04-26-2009, 06:22 PM
McDonald is pretty intriguing as he seems like a 3-4 DT more than anything. Wonder if that means anything? Regardless hes a REALLY good athlete from what I can tell.

Bengals78
04-26-2009, 06:29 PM
I like that he offers versatility on the line.

themaninblack
04-26-2009, 06:31 PM
and Freddie Brown is the final pick. Anyone know anything about this guy? Can't seem to find much.

Bengals78
04-26-2009, 06:32 PM
Doubt he makes the roster.
I am just so pumped since round 4.

AJHawk50
04-26-2009, 09:04 PM
Congrats on Coffman! I think you guys had a great draft Maualuga and Coffman are going to do great in the league.