Re: Grade the Bengals Draft
Originally Posted by CrackerJack
Rudi was suspended for a series to start the game because he was late to a meeting. He is well-liked and is one of the hardest workers on that team.
Rudi does need a compliment though and Perry is not reliable.
I had no problem with them picking a Rb in the 2nd (anyone who was suprised by that doesn't follow the team closely enough I think). I was suprised by them taking Irons though.
I think they reached for both Irons and Rowe. Heck I would've been happy with Cincy native turned Gator Wynn at RB in the 4th or 5th.
I do trust Jim Anderson to scout and develop RB's though, so will trust their judgement on Irons.
Irons is only projected to be a 3rd down back or 10-15 carry back in the NFL - he's under-sized, injury prone and doesn't have tested hands or receiving abilities.
That's why I think they reached for him - but we'll see.
Justin Smith and Geathers' salaries are the reason they can't afford a DT. With all of the picks they'll get next year in compensation (a bunch - one or two as high as the 3rd as well) they will be in a good position to get creative.
But we all know how that is with the status quo Bengals' front office.
What happened the other time Jim Anderson was sold on an injury prone RB?
This is the time. The real Reds organization is back.