So here is your chance to make your bold prediction about the NFL draft.
Like Moses and the 10 Commandments, here is your opportunity to have it etched in stone for us all to read. So in a month we can review and see if you were dead on, or as misguided as the Browns or Raiders on draft day.
Well, ok. Maybe not etched in stone, and unlike the 10 Commandments, I doubt we’ll base Western culture and law on your bold prediction. But making your vote in a fanpost poll & comments in the fanpost comment section is kind of like being etched in stone – at least as far as internet stones go :-)
For this first bold prediction, which of these consensus "elite" prospects will fall to the Bengals selection at #24 in the first round?
Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA
Will the "other" elite OLB get passed over on draft day?
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, L’ville
Does his draft stock tumble following a ho-hum pro day?
Ha! Ha! Clinton-Dix, S, ‘Bama
Will the top safety drop as teams focus on the cornerback position instead?
Darqueze Dennard, CB, Mich St
Will teams focus on the top safeties and other cornerbacks, allowing Dennard to slip in the draft?
Aaron Donald, DT, Pitt
Was his big combine enough to get teams to ignore his small size – especially since size & projectable upside often trump college production?
Eric Ebron, TE, UNC
Since 2007 no TE has been selected in the top 19 selections. And only 3 have gone 20~24, with 2 of them going to Cincy. Will the fate of the top TE falling, beset Ebron?
Justin Gilbert, CB, Okla St
Will teams opt for a more polished Verrett, and pass on the uber-athletic Gilbert?
Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Despite all the hype, will his small stature, questionable arm, diva attitude, etc... drop him on draft day? Do teams see too much Ryan Leaf, and not enough Aaron Rodgers in him?
CJ Mosley, ILB, ‘Bama
Is an elite run-stopping inside LB going to get drafted in the top 23 picks in a league saturated with heavy-passing, spread offenses?
Calvin Pryor, S, L’ville
Will teams pass on the hard hitting DB for others seen as possibly more capable of defending the pass, in the modern pass-happy NFL?