I'm calling it right now, but Ellis is going to be on the board come pick #9, but the Bengals are going to take Mendethall with the pick. It's going to be 2002 all over again.
"With the 10th pick in the NFL draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select...OT Levi Jones.....Levi Jones? Hah now that's a curveball"
That hit was plenty fair. Atleast by a quarter of an inch.
Would you be upset if the Bengals take McKelvin at #9 if Ellis is unavailable? CB isn't really a position of need but this kid is projected to be really, really good and could also fill a huge hole as a returner.
I hope we get Ellis but in reading draft analysis I'm reminded that DT is a hard position to draft in the first round. There have been some good ones but just as many busts (think Robertson and Sullivan). I still think you have to take the risk but I won't be too upset if he's off the board and we have to go another direction.