Keith Rivers Trade Could Mean A Linebacker In The Later Rounds

LEXINGTON, KY - SEPTEMBER 10: Cody Wilson #11 of the Central Michigan Chippewas runs with the ball while defended by Danny Trevathan #22 of the Kentucky Wildcats during the game at Commonwealth Stadium on September 10, 2011 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Many have an idea of what the Bengals will do in the beginning rounds. Naturally, many are not as worried about the later rounds. Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson has an idea about what they will do. Hobson writes:

"The Bengals figure to draft one and maybe two linebackers of the outside variety. The only way they would take one early is if one of the top prospects fell in the first round, but in all probability the Bengals will use their late-round picks on an outside backer and maybe the one the Giants gave them in the fifth at No. 167."

The Bengals could use an early pick on a linebacker if Boston College's Luke Kuechly or Alabama's Courtney Upshaw fall. Other than that, the fifth round area looks just about right for coach Lewis and Mike Zimmer to get a linebacker that they can develop and put on special teams their first season. Potential late round outside linebackers include Oregon's Josh Kaddu, Arkansas State's Demario Davis, Texas' Emmanuel Acho, Oklahoma's Travis Lewis, and Kentucky's Danny Trevathan, among many others.Some have also suggested the Bengals take a chance on inside linebacker Vontaze Burfict with one of their fifth round selections. If the Bengals want to continue to add depth to their linebacker core, re-signing veteran Brandon Johnson would seem to be a priority.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker