With the 96th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select Brandon Ghee, cornerback out of Wake Forest. Cincinnati's cornerback situation drops dramatically after starters Johnathan Joseph and Leon Hall. David Jones and Morgan Trent figured to battle for the third spot, nickel cornerback unless the team draft a corner relatively high in the draft.
ESPN rates Ghee as the ninth best cornerback in this year's draft, running a 4.45 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine -- only .03 seconds slower than Kyle Wilson. Ghee was drafted using the team's first compensatory pick of 2010. Mocking the Draft ranks him 11th with a scouting report that suggests Ghee could double as a safety more than a corner.
Ghee was a three-year starter for Wake Forest and at times looks like a very good cornerback. But at other times he looks more like a safety. It's this kind of inconsistency that drops Ghee's stock some.