Bengals 7th round pick (1st of 2 picks this round):
Dan Santucci G Notre Dame
Santucci arrived at Notre Dame in 2002 as a defensive end and did not receive any playing time. In 2003, he appeared in all 12 games, mostly on special teams, but saw action as a backup defensive tackle in one game. Santucci was moved to the offensive line during 2004 spring practice, played in 11 games that season, and started the season finale against Oregon State in the Insight Bowl. Santucci then took over as a starter at guard for 11 of the Fighting Irish's 12 games in 2005. Santucci started all 13 games at left guard as a senior in 2006.
Santucci must continue to add bulk and improve his lower body strength. However, he continues to improve with more game-experience as an offensive lineman and he possesses enough size-potential, power and mobility to eventually contribute in the NFL. Santucci could contribute as a versatile reserve at guard
Not happy about Troy going to a division rival. If he pans out, I have to root against him! Stinks.
Why couldn't Green Bay or St Louis draft him? I would be able to cheer him on every week.
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