Re: 2012 Bengals discussion
Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
Well DeCastro didn't run very well 5.43 below average. Doesn't seem to jibe with his gametape but who knows. The thing I like about Glenn is he has the measurements to be a potential RT down the road if need be and I'm not sure Andre Smith will remain a Bengal when he comes a FA. I'd hate to invest the contract he'll no doubt be looking for on a season or 2 of good but not stellar play. Having Glenn at RG would give the Bengals some leverage in such a situation at the very least. Not sure about his feet/quickness but it seems at least possible.
DeCastro looked better in the cones and position drills than I expected. The reason I expected him to drop is because pretty much every year, the top guard comes to the combine, and "disappoints". Guards are more of a 2nd-4th round position. Teams are looking for confirmation biases. Decastro did everything I expect an interior lineman to do. Glenn does provide insurance against Smith leaving. I just don't want to give Andre Smith a big payday. I read were he was like the 13th best statistical tackle in the league this season (Whitworth was like 5th). I worry that he will go back to being a slob if the carrot is taken away.
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