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  1. Here's another thought. What if Malik Jefferson ends up being a great addition to this LB corps this season? What if what they see in him could allow them to pass on an LB in the first 2 rounds?

    I'm not saying it's true, but what if? I'm sure we would love if that happened. But part of me would hate Melvin Lewis even more. And I really do think that this team was severely held down by inept and subpar coaching. Hopefully the days are gone when top draft picks will be benched in favor of lacking veterans. Or that token 2nd or 3rd round pick that just "happens to end up on IR" with a mystery injury allowing that aging veteran to not have his feelings hurt because he got replaced by a rookie with better talent.

    Fuck Melvin. 


  2. The energy around the Browns right now reminds me of the 2009 and 2010 NY Jets. Those were good teams that fed off of energy and playing the underdog. But that kind of mentality and bravado only goes so far. 

    Will that be the Browns future? I doubt it. Even if Mayfield drops off and becomes a head case, their new GM seems to have a plan. 

    But I do think that the buzz right now around the Browns is more hot air than substance. You're going to hear a thud in the 2019 season. And it's going to be the Browns coming back to earth. 


  3. Here's a scenario that I'm not sure we've discussed. What about a trade down?

    What if the Bengals don't get one of their top guys available at #11 and are able to trade down to Miami at #13 or Washington at #15 to get an extra 2nd or 3rd round pick? 

    They'd still be able to get a really good OL, like a Dalton Risner or Andre Dillard, or DE or DT or  prospect, like Rashan Gary or Clelin Ferrill, AND get an extra day 2 pick.

    I'd say do it. This is especially likely if Dwayne Haskins falls to #11. Imagine what they could do with an extra 2nd round pick at LB, OL, QB, or TE if they did that.


  4. 14 minutes ago, redsbengalsbucks said:

    Don't care, we have three young guns that show good promise, a FA that looks good and Dunlap who is proven.  No room for more DE players and not as much of an increase in impact than a much better OT or LB. 

    This reeks of a pick like Ross was, a player that looks real good but doesn't pan out as well (right away) as you would think because of lack of opportunity to get in the game full time.

    Cover LB is as big of an impact position as DE, anyway.

     

    Well you might have to convince Zac Taylor and the Bengals because they are high on improving the front seven of the 31st ranked defense.

    The other thing that spot picking for need does is weaken depth. We found that under Lewis.

    Sure we have Hubbard but he’s nothing like a top 10 DE. Dunlap? He’s good but not a game changer. Plus what happens if there’s an injury? The new guy Wynn plays more? You simply can’t have enough pass rushers.


  5. 4 minutes ago, redsbengalsbucks said:

    Got to add Wynn to the DE list after FA signing, there just is no reason to spend a high pick on DE.  S, DE, P are 3 positions i'm happy to go to into the 2019 season  as is.

     

    I'm coming around to DT early but it has to be OT and LB in 2 of the first 3 picks.  Than double up on OT and LB with some of those 6 rounders and hope you hit a long shot.

    You go DE because it’s an impact position. Right behind QB in its influence on a game. The Bengals defense sucked so bad they need to draft for impact, not position.


  6. 18 minutes ago, ShulaSteakhouse said:

    Forgot about Ford,  didn't realize the Bengals' rated him that high (no problem with that, just didn't know).  Could play RG or RT and start from day one most likely.

     

    Yep. And he’s the only player they met with at his pro day and had in for an interview at PBS. It would not surprise me at all to see him picked at #11 overall.


  7. For fun, I'll take a guess at their big board ranking (based on need):

    1. Quinnen Williams, DT/3-4DE, Alabama (COM)

    2. Josh Allen, 3-4OLB/OLB, Kentucky (PRI)

    3.  Devin White, ILB, LSU (PRI)

    4.  Montez Sweat, DE/3-4OLB/OLB, Mississippi State (PRI)

    5.  Rashan Gary, DE/3-4DE, Michigan (PRI)

    6.  Cody Ford^, OT/G, Oklahoma (PRO, PRI)

    7.  Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida (PRI)

    8.  Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan (PRI)


  8. Here are the visits specifically for projected first round picks:

    • Josh Allen, 3-4OLB/OLB, Kentucky (PRI)
    • Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan (PRI)
    • Cody Ford^, OT/G, Oklahoma (PRO, PRI)
    • Rashan Gary, DE/3-4DE, Michigan (PRI)
    • Daniel Jones, QB, Duke (COM)
    • Montez Sweat, DE/3-4OLB/OLB, Mississippi State (PRI)
    • Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida (PRI)
    • Devin White, ILB, LSU (PRI)
    • Quinnen Williams, DT/3-4DE, Alabama (COM)

    There you go. One of these guys will be picked on Thursday at #11. I'll leave out Qunnien Williams, Josh Allen and Daniel Jones. Quinnen Williams and Josh Allen because they'll be gone and Daniel Jones because I only think the Bengals would look at him in the 2nd round, not the 1st.

    Here's another look without Quinnen Williams, Josh Allen, and Daniel Jones:

    • Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan (PRI)
    • Devin White, ILB, LSU (PRI)
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    • Cody Ford^, OT/G, Oklahoma (PRO, PRI)
    • Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida (PRI)
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    • Rashan Gary, DE/3-4DE, Michigan (PRI)
    • Montez Sweat, DE/3-4OLB/OLB, Mississippi State (PRI)

  9. Here is the comprehensive list of pre-draft visits by the Bengals:

    SR - Senior Bowl meeting.
    EW - East-West Shrine meeting.
    COM - Combine meeting.
    INT - Interested.
    VINT - Very Interested.
    PRO - Pro Day or campus meeting/workout.
    LOC - Local visit. Prospect making a local visit.
    PRI - Private visit. Prospect making an official 30 visit.
    WOR - Private Workout. Members of an organization working out a player in private.
    STM - Some Type of Meeting. 

    • Josh Allen, 3-4OLB/OLB, Kentucky (PRI)
    • Derrick Baity, CB, Kentucky (EW)
    • Casey Bednarksi, K, Minnesota State (WOR)
    • Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan (PRI)
    • Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State (PRI)
    • Te'Von Coney, OLB/ILB, Notre Dame (PRO)
    • Jake Dolegala, QB, Central Connecticut State (PRI)
    • Jaylon Ferguson, DE/3-4OLB, Louisiana Tech (PRI)
    • Ryan Finley, QB, N.C. State (PRI)
    • Cody Ford^, OT/G, Oklahoma (PRO, PRI)
    • Rashan Gary, DE/3-4DE, Michigan (PRI)
    • Will Harris, S, Boston College (PRO)
    • Brandon Hitner, OT, Villanova (PRI)
    • Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State (PRO)
    • Trenton Irwin, WR, Stanford (PRI)
    • Daniel Jones, QB, Duke (COM)
    • Donnie Lewis, CB, Tulane (PRI)
    • Terry McLaurin, WR, Ohio State (LOC)
    • Adrian Middleton, DT, Kentucky (WOR)
    • Wyatt Miller, OT, Central Florida (PRI)
    • Jachai Polite, DE/3-4OLB/OLB, Florida (PRI)
    • Anree Saint-Amour^, 3-4OLB, Georgia Tech (PRO, PRI)
    • Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State (WOR)
    • Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&M (WOR)
    • Montez Sweat, DE/3-4OLB/OLB, Mississippi State (PRI)
    • Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida (PRI)
    • Brian Wallace, OT, Arkansas (WOR)
    • Devin White, ILB, LSU (PRI)
    • Quinnen Williams, DT/3-4DE, Alabama (COM)
    • Chase Winovich, DE/3-4OLB/OLB, Michigan (WOR)

  10. I think it's important to consider the defense as a whole. It's easy to pick on the LB's and see that they are extremely deficient there. But what happens to the defense if they get a high end pass rusher? Dunlap is good but he's getting older and could use a compliment across from him. Plus Michael Johnson is gone. The Bengals absolutely need a difference maker, a play maker on defense. If Devin White is there, take him. If he isn't get a disrupter on the front 7. Period. That will improve the entire defense. DE should definitely be on the table and either White, Sweat, or Gary will be there at 11. Note: The Bengals hosted Sweat and Gary for a visit.


  11. Here's my predictions for Thursday and Friday:

    The Bengals will go DE, LB, and Ryan Finley in the first 3 rounds. Not sure if they go LB or DE in the first. Just depends. Finley will go in round 2 or 3. Only catch is if the Patriots are onto Finley in the late first round. If they are high on him, then he is a perfect fit for NE.

    Book it.

     

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