Re: Grade the Bengals Draft
Originally Posted by Cedric
You generate a pass rush with the front four. Without collapsing the pocket inside or having a speed rushing DE you won't win.
And Geathers was a 6th round pick. He has never approached the front four in the draft like he should, IMO. That was my whole point.
Well, the draft is a crap shoot. Everyone, including myself, tends to view it on a micro level when it really should be viewed on a macro level.
The reason I like the Hall pick is that you pair him on the same side as Madieu (a pretty good CFer safety) and effectively shut down a deep threat. I think Hall is the jamming CB this team has lacked for as long as I can remember. On the other side you put the cover corner in Joseph with Jackson, which will allow Dexter to step up in the box quite a bit more to aid in the run and slot routes. I don't know much about the saftey they got in the 4th round, but it seems like he's a hard hitter. Hopefully Dexter can mentor him.
And they are very high on Peko, who showed flashes of being a good DT. My guess is that they expect him to take a leap forward this year.
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Last edited by guttle11; 04-29-2007 at 10:39 PM.