Last edited by Mario-Rijo; 01-13-2012 at 07:25 PM.
At the time, I was angry at the Rams for drafting James Laurinaitis over Maulauga but I am so glad they did now. Laurinaitis is one of the best MLB's in the game. If not for Patrick Willis, Laurinaitis would probably get a pro-bowl pick, even being on a putrid Rams team.Also, Maulauga really needs to improve in my book. While I loved him in college, the jury is still out on him as a pro in my opinion.
My question to Bengals fans is what is wrong with Maulauga? Why hasn't he taken it to the next step?
The number of players is the key. Here's the key part of the story:
Since cornerback Johnathan Joseph signed with the Texans in late July, many have been wondering if the Bengals will receive a compensatory pick when those are announced at the league meetings in March. In light of the rules and one similar case, the Bengals aren’t counting on one.
Compensatory picks are doled out through a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors, but the key ingredient is there has to be a net loss of unrestricted free agents, which the Bengals did not have. The Bengals lost Joseph, offensive guard Evan Mathis and tackle Kirk Chambers. They signed linebackers Thomas Howard and Manny Lawson, quarterback Bruce Gradkowski and tight end Bo Scaife.
At one point Maualuga was in discussion to be a mid first round pick. His stock slipped I think based on that reason. Bengal fans (including myself) thought we had the second coming of Ray Lewis, only to realize the significant deficiencies in his game.
Pathetic. I mean really.....you lose Jospeh who is basically an All Pro. Mathis who was graded one of the top Guards in the NFL.....and beacuse the Bengals sign 2 boderline starters and 2 backups who hardly play.... since they equal 4 and Bengals only lose 3...you get no comp pick?
Forget U NFL.
FWIW, Mel Kiper Jr. projects the Bengals to draft Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska at #17 and Lamar Miller, RB, Miami (Fla.) at #21.
"I have just been more than a little suspect of all the trades since the Willy (Scott Williamson) cash grab. That one left such a bad taste in my mouth that even a 1985 Dom Pérignon couldn't cleanse it." -- Creek14
I'm starting to wonder if Dre Kirkpatrick will fall given his arrest for possession.
If that happens, im thinking its between him and Janoris Jenkins for the first CB pick.
Cordy Glenn will be the second pick IMO. Marvin has shown that he loves players from Georgia for some reason:
Scout the college landscape and find a back that can catch out of the backfield and carry the ball 10-12 times per game and you'll be fine. Workhorse backs are dinosaurs rapidly going extinct.
24 Years and Counting...
Let's get weird!