The Cincinnati Bengals are attacking the 2015 NFL draft with an unexpected plan. During their first two selections, they selected offensive tackles Cedric Ogbuehi (No. 21 overall) and Jake Fisher (No. 53) -- which has generated negative feedback from fans. On the surface, the Bengals have a surplus of offensive linemen... two of whom have started at left and right tackle since 2012.
On the other hand, there's a plan. And that plan concerns their board and a best player available approach.
"(Jake Fisher) was, we felt, the best player we had ranked and we just couldn't go by him," Marvin Lewis said via Cincinnati Enquirer. "We'll find a way to fit him in."
Lewis and owner Mike Brown had anticipated the possibility of drafting an offensive tackle with their first two selections, sticking with the conviction of two moves that may yet prove to be head-scratchers.
"For (Brown) to stay with the conviction of it, that this was the guy we ranked highest so let's let it flow," Lewis said. "If you go for another position you don't place quite the value on that position player, you are overshooting your thought then you are somewhat disappointed and allowed a better player to go elsewhere.