Re: Grade the Bengals Draft
I give it a B-. I really like the Hall pick considering he slipped quite a bit and given the short amount to time it them to get the pick in. The Irons pick is a little suprising but I think it gives them the home run threat that they have been missing for a while in the backfield. It also may spell the end of Rudi in cincy because the have been rumors that Rudi is not a good locker room guy (suspended for the start of the SD game last year). Hopefull the Safety they took in the 4th round can pan out. Marvin loves guys who have a great deal of upside who he can develop. White may be groomed to take over after Dexter departs. I am ok with them drafting a QB in the 5th because it will save them some cap room because they dont have to sign a backup. With the later picks you hope they find a diamond in the rough. It sounds like the ND S can be a special teams performer which will help. Overall this was a decent draft.