GregCook Posted February 8, 2009 Report Share Posted February 8, 2009 Yours truly, having some time to kill while breaking in my new HD-DVR, did some analysis of past NFL drafts and the positions that get picked on or before the number 6 over the last 10 years. If you're a Ray Maualuga fan, get ready to be disappointed. Same for these positions which aren't picked at number 6 Inside LB NEVER PICKED at 6th bye bye RaySafety rarelyCorner Back only twiceGuards 1 timeCenter neverNose Tackle NeverSpecial teams Never.Given the Bengal's needs(excluding QB), the positions that are commonly selected at number 6 areOffensive tackles, defensive tackles, running back, defensive end, wide receiver over the last 10 years. In fact its a tie since over the last 10 years exactly 7 guys have been picked on or before the 6th pick in the drafts for each of those 5 positions.I highly doubt the Bengals will pick either a RB or WR in round 1. Why? If WR was such a need that they had to draft one, they would franchise TJ.RB is unlikely given Benson's likely return but if he skips town RB is possible. That leaves OT, DT and DE in the hunt. I've read a few draft analysis and DE and DT just don't have much stud depth. Raji seems to be a consensus top 10 pick but I haven't found a DE that is consensus top 10 so I'll eliminate DE from the list. The combine might change that, but for now, I'll exclude them.So this leaves either OT or DT as your Bengal pick in 2009. With Raji being the only top DT in the draft, he could easily be gone by the time the Bengals draft. So given all of this, OT is the likely pick when the Bengals get the call at number 6. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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