Hello Fellow Bengals fans, Its been a while so I just want to give any insight on what the Bengals should do after the Draft and going into the Season Opener, I know its hard predict who will get cut, but I'll go with what works best and from a team stand point of view.
I'll start with the draft 1st since its just a few days away
Here are my thoughts heading into the draft:
- Interior O-Line has been horrible last few years
- Aging CB group and an inexperience SS
- Home Run RB who can break it open
- Had inconsistency play from #2WR spot
- LB depth isnt good
- Back-up QB
- Another big DT/DE
Round 1: David DeCastro OG Stanford- Best G to help put the Guard position issue in the trash for many years to come wouldnt have to worry about protecting Dalton and losing yards going up the middle.
Round 1: Donta Hightower LB Alabama- Here to defend my pick, Here's what I think Rey Maualuga hasnt been good as a MLB, I know it was his 1st year, but I think that if we can take Hightower away from the likes of Pittsburgh and Baltimore we should do it, both teams need a ILB to run their 3-4 scheme, but if we take Hightower we might just turned the table with the Defense.
Round 2: Trumaine Johnson DB Montana- The Bengals seems to be interested in Johnson, he seems like a good fit into the system, I decided not to go with a CB in the 1st because if Gilmore and Kirkpatrick are gone, which is somewhat likely, and the CB's class is pretty deep so we can land another DB in the 2nd or 3rd round.
Round 3: Marvin Jones WR California- I know some people dont agree with me on Marvin Jones, but I think he is the second coming of Chad Johnson, some say he never did this or that, but look at Cal he was undervalue big time, the QB play was horrible and one of the QB is Keenan Allen's brother which favor Allen, allow Jones to be the last option. Also he seems well fitted to play Opposite of AJ Green.
Round 3: Isaiah Pead RB Cincinnati(Trade 4th+NYG 5th)- Okay it might be Homerism to some, but Pead might be the next best thing, Pead is going to be Special look at it the guys is a patient runner and all we have to teach him is dont bounce it to the outside unless you need too, example look at LeSean McCoy
Round 5:(Bengals Pick) Tom Compton OT South Dakota- Need some Tackle depth, Collins is good, but I think hes on a one year contract, also that Roland isnt that great as a player too and also on a 1 year contract so mind as well get a guy who can learn behind them before they leave.
Round 5:(Patriots Pick) Quentin Saulsberry C Mississippi State- Bengals need a true back-up Center behind Cook, they dont have anyone who can snap the ball to Dalton besides Cook, and the others are a work in progress they tried Boling at Center and it didnt work well so there is still question about the Center back-up spot.
Round 6: Janzen Jackson FS McNeese State- Low risk move for the Bengals, they can develop him and let him learn under both Clements, Allen, and Newman all those guys and professional players who can help Jackson develop into a good Safety in general also gives the team a lot of depth now if they get Jackson.
(1)FB: Chris Pressley
(2)C: Kyle Cook, Quentin Saulsberry
(2)RG: David DeCastro, Otis Hudson
(3)RT: Andre Smith, Dennis Roland, Tom Compton
(2)RDE: Michael Johnson, Derrick Harvey
(3)MLB: Rey Maualuga, Donta Hightower, Rodderick Muckelroy
Im over the 53 man roster, but the NFL should expand the roster to 56 players so it wouldnt be such a big headache, any thoughts??