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Draft Day Links and Notes

“There’s probably eight offensive tackles that will go in the first two rounds,” NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said. “The problem with this year is that after those eight, there’s a drop off. I think they’re going to go earlier than they should and then other guys will get artificially pushed up.”

The NFL draft will start on Saturday at 4 p.m., on ESPN. It will resume on Sunday, starting with the third round, at 10 a.m. We'll be here the entire time, taking pain medication because I suffer with a bad back sitting on a chair that's more scary than the clown on Poltergeist.

The Score's Brad Gagnon asked me for a few comments about the Bengals draft this weekend. If you can't get enough of me, because I love a whole lot of me, give it a read.

The Chickster publishes his "punishing 2009 draft preview."

NKY Sports World ranks their top-ten draft busts by the Cincinnati Bengals since 1992.

If you didn't get the sense that Michael Crabtree is a prima-donna in the making, perhaps this will contribute to your personal analysis. However, also consider this. Comments on Double T Nation show surprise that Crabtree is shown in that "diva" light. writer Vic Carucci writes:

Not only is it a struggle to get multiple general managers or college scouting directors to agree on a clear-cut best overall player, but there also are discrepancies on who the best players are at each position.

If there's a blog that dislikes Peter King's point of views more than us, it's Stampede Blue.

Shutdown Corner scored an interview in which Mel Kiper says that Todd McSahy wears panties. Classic.

Pete Prisco just can't figure things out.

Speaking of MJD, he lists Ki-Jana Carter as his fifth favorite bust. The more interesting part is he writes, "Carter lives in Miami, does a little local broadcasting and hosts a Monday Night Football event at a Casino."

If the Cardinals haven't received an offer for Anquan Boldin, then how do we expect that the Bengals will receive one for Chad Johnson?

Speaking of Keiwan Ratliff, he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers.