Originally Posted by WVRed
I don't disagree with this, but third round is a stretch. As a matter of fact, I could see us getting Leonard Pope or Marcedes Lewis in the second if one or both slipped.
These players would make my draft.
If we get one of those four in the first round, im very happy.
I agree with you that it does sound like a stretch....I was going to say Lewis or Pope could be around in the second, but then I thought "well, Dominique Byrd or Joe Klopfenstein will likely be around in the third". Don't get me wrong, I would be thrilled with either Marcedes Lewis or Leonard Pope, and if they fall to us in the second, I'd take them but the way I was thinking, if the Bengals can address secondary and d-line in the first two picks, someone like Byrd or Klopfenstein or maybe Fasano will be around in the third and would be a quality pick. That was my thought process.
That said, I am in agreement on those secondary picks you listed. Jason Allen is who I most coveted in my mock Bengals draft where I picked out the eight guys I wanted to see them get. I would like Kiwanuka if he's availble because I really believe a pass rusher is a strong need, but would be thrilled with Allen or Cromartie. Ashton Youboty is another I've had my eye on.