Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
Kentwan Balmer could help. He seems like a really good pass rushing DT prospect. Although the last 1st rounder we took at that position was supposed to be better than Dorsey is now and look how that turned out.
I am waiting for the Jr's to make themselves eligible before I start getting Mock happy. But I wouldn't mind Connor but would love to get Laurinaitis there (I think he leaves for sure). I could also see taking Baker from USC happening and letting Willie make Phat Burgers full time. I hoped one day that Andrews could be that guy but I'm not alltogether sold on him nor is the staff IMO, at least at RT.
But I see quentin Groves as a legitimate target for the staff. They have a strong need for a pass rusher. He may not be a DE though, but I honestly see them considering a 3-4 this coming season. I never have before but it looks like it's possible to do at this point. That would make Groves an OLB in that scheme which he may be better suited for.
Balmer is not a top 10 pick, nor are Groves or Connor. Kiper's list hasn't been updated in some time, as evidenced by his statement that Balmer should be ready to "break out" this season.
If the Bengals are going to get a defensive lineman, I hope it's Sedrick Ellis. He is far and away the best d-lineman out there not named Dorsey or Long, and those guys will be long gone by #9. Not to mention, he is a great character guy.
If they don't take Ellis, they better sign Haynesworth. If they do that, they could take Keith Rivers or either Buckeye (Gholston or Laurinaitis)- assuming they come out. However, I'd rather see them draft Ellis and sign Terrell Suggs.