Originally Posted by Screwball
Andre Smith was easily one of the most talented tackles in the entire draft. In fact, many were saying he was as talented as the #2 overall pick, Jason Smith, but fell due to the dreaded "character concerns" (mainly his debacle at the combine).
I'd say his decision to go shirtless for his school's pro-day was probably not a good move from a "winning the minds and hearts" of the draft projection crowd.
My guess is, the Bengals saw blue-light special, while Smith's camp figured he was prime-rib. That, and what's a Bengal pre-season without a first round Smith hold out?