I feel as a team we have taken some good strides and added some key players to our team... from last years draft
But in this years draft we need to take players that will not only propel us into the playoffs but actually keep us in the playoffs(for many years to come) more than one game ....So we need to draft cornerstone players that will be apart of our team for the long haul and also be able to start and make an immediate impact
So with that being said i would like to point out some key players in this years draft who could and will do that for us, IF we draft them.
1. Pick -17 = David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
I know we all are not happy about our running game and also our offensive line protection. With the addion of this young man we could and will see an improvement in both departments... I know this is not a sexy pick but an offesive line that can protect there Qb and also help the running game .. Is very sexy in my eyes... Im sure you all agree.
( Now if we pick up another stud in free agency to complement this young man then this is just icing on the cake.
2. Lamar Miller, RB, Miami (Fla.)
We all are not happy with our current running back and we all feel we could vastly improve in this department.
With the Addition of this young man... We would have our on version of chis Johnson. With the upgrading of our offensive line .. This would be the ultimate addition to our back field.... A player that can take it to the house on any given sunday... Multiple times...And also not go down on the first hit and can actually make some one miss.
Miller may become a better pro than Richardson(who may end up with the cleveland browns). Miller does not have the freakish muscle of Richardson, but he has a lot more speed (some scouts say he could run in the 4.3’s) and hits the hole extremely fast. He is very elusive at 212 pounds and also nearly always makes the first defender miss. His footwork is very good and may end up being a better pick than Richardson if we are looking for more of a home run hitter.
Now this is just 2 players that could impact us for many years to come.
I left out one other player by the name of Mark Barron..... When i think of the the ravens Ed Reed .... Barron comes to mind.... So if he were to be added to our team... i would be happy with this corner stone player as well.
Stay classy Cincy.
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