When the Bengals are on the draft clock in 2012, sometime in the later rounds, the Bengals might be in a position to draft a WR. We'll know more after free agency and the Bengals' signings or lack thereof.Ryan Broyles, once a lock to be a 1st round pick in the upcoming NFL draft, broke the all time NCAA reception record in October 2011. Less than one month later, Broyles tore his ACL, ending his college career, and his 1st round lock status. CBSports currently lists Broyle as the 21st best WR in the draft class.
Eric Page played for a smaller college, Toledo, and finished his career 43 yards behind Broyles record. Page could have had the record if he played his college senior year. Instead, Page declared for the draft, passing on the record, and opting for an NFL career. Page will not be a first day pick because of his school. We'll hear more about Page as the draft approaches. He'll sneak up the draft boards. Could he be available when the Bengals draft in the 4th or 5th round?