ESPN Insider Rumor says the Bengals are a team interested in Kelly Jennings, CB, Miami.
Jennings' skills in demand
<Apr. 27> There figures to be a huge run on cornerbacks in the first round and that will benefit Jennings, a defender with size and speed, and a guy whose stock is rising late in the week, according to ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli.
If teams start grabbing corners early, those clubs in the final quadrant of the round, and that have a need at the position, are all going to consider Jennings. He isn't as physical as some of the other cornerback prospects this year, but Jennings is 6 feet tall and runs in the low 4.4s
The Bengals are one of the teams listed as "interested" along with Indianapolis, Seattle and New York (Giants). Also, Antonio Cromartie, CB, Florida State, is another on the rumor list of players the Bengals are interested in.
Cromartie on the rise Although he missed the entire 2005 season with a torn left anterior cruciate ligament, and started just one time in 25 appearances for the Seminoles, the speedy Cromartie is flying up draft boards, according to ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli. At 6-foot-2 1/8 and 208 pounds, he has prototype size for a cornerback, and ran a 4.38-second 40 at his pro day workout. Many teams now have elevated him into the top 20. The Ravens, with the 13th pick, could probably move down and get him a little later. Baltimore is the one team surveyed that actually projects Cromartie as a safety.Lance McAlister, with two NFL scouts and "Bengals insider" says the team will pick up Jason Allen, CB, Tennessee.