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Could the Bengals draft DeShawn Wynn late?

An interesting note from Mark Curnutte during the Combine is DeShawn Wynn -- a former Reading resident that's close to Cincinnati. Wynn split time at running back with the National Champion Florida Gators. Curnutte says he's projected as a fourth or fifth round pick in the draft. Could the team go after a local that played running back? Let's be honest, there's questions at running back. Can the team re-sign Kenny Watson? Will Chris Perry remain healthy for a full season?

On the Clock Draft projects Wynn as the 15th best running back in the draft. They say:

Deshawn Wynn has a good combination of size and strength for a running back. He is a power back who does most of his damage between the tackles. He has excellent lower body strength which allows him to break tackles and makes him a very difficult player to bring down. He has just average hands and wasn’t used much as a receiver at Florida. He lacks great speed and may have trouble turning the corner at the next level. His lack of speed will have an adverse effect on his ability to break long runs or stretch the defense in the passing game. He is slow to hit the hole and needs to work on finishing his runs. With just one season as a full-time starter in college, Deshawn didn’t have very much wear and tear on his body. On the other hand, he hasn’t proven he can carry the load by himself over the course of an entire season. He does have a good deal of potential and could move up draft boards if he impresses during predraft workouts. At this point, Deshawn Wynn looks to be a second day pick in the 2007 NFL draft.

Perfect to reestablish the team's need for a two-back system in a round that's not as vital like the first day.


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