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Fourth Round Pick: Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB, App. State

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I would have liked to see OL here, but clearly the Bengals meant it when they said they like that group more than we do. There's also such a wealth of OL available that they may be banking on getting one in the 5th.

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Well they double up on LB... look for a TE pick soon.  This LB was high on a lot of draft boards but I’ve not seen much of him on tape yet

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In the most basic terms, I appreciate that they've doubled (ish) their chances of getting at least one quality linebacker out of this draft. If Wilson and ADG both pan out, then suddenly it's one of the deepest groups on the roster.

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Rumor had it that the Bengals were very high on him throughout the process.  With Pratt and Bynes and adding Wilson and Davis-Gaither complete LBer overhaul coming into next year.

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LB room totally overhauled. Deep position in the draft, it was why I wasn't one of the ones panicking over just adding Bynes in FA (and I like Bynes a lot). 

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*movie trailer voice*

In a world

where the Cincinnati Bengals

successfully cover the tight end

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1 minute ago, Stripes said:

*movie trailer voice*

In a world

where the Cincinnati Bengals

successfully cover the tight end

Anything can happen... in this dystopian reality

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I'll take a moment of silence for TJ's long-lasting patience this year. RIP.

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Lol I want an OL too but they’ve made me happy somehow... I’m choking on the Bobby hart koolaid but... 

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I would try and trade for Gabe Jackson from the Raiders, but I really think they like the OL group a lot as well. 
 

This is another nice pick up and with that I think the LB might be pretty good.

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5 minutes ago, volcom69 said:

I would try and trade for Gabe Jackson from the Raiders, but I really think they like the OL group a lot as well. 
 

This is another nice pick up and with that I think the LB might be pretty good.

For those who remember Takeo Spikes Brian Simmons and Steve Foley... that was a nice core of linebackers

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3 minutes ago, volcom69 said:

Oh I remember to bad the team and around them and some coaches were terrible

If I remember right those were a dick lebeau DC selection with Bill Tobin

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The theme of extreme HIGH CHARACTER picks continued with ADG. Don't need to worry about his work ethic. Another team captain. 

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The Bengals staff coached this kid at the senior bowl so got a great look at him.  What an advantage it is to have your staff coach that thing.

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1 minute ago, COB said:

The Bengals staff coached this kid at the senior bowl so got a great look at him.  What an advantage it is to have your staff coach that thing.

Particularly when other teams never get private workouts with anybody.

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7 minutes ago, membengal said:

The theme is extreme HIGH CHARACTER picks continued with ADG. Don't need to worry about his work ethic. Another team captain. 

So right.  The thinking is get a guy who will show up and contribute, even if it’s just teams and depth.

The old Bengals method - try to hit a home run in later rounds by ignoring character issues and other red flags such as lack of production in college.  If the guy had an incredible ceiling, we’d grab him.  Jason Shirley.

Now it seems to be the opposite.  Look for guys who were productive team members, if they are depth forever, so what.  They do their job, fill that needed role, and are low maintenance.  I always felt ill when they grabbed a guy and planned to change his position due to his great measurable.  Hardly ever worked.

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1 hour ago, Stripes said:

I'll take a moment of silence for TJ's long-lasting patience this year. RIP.

Yeah

I like this player quite a bit, but I think it's fair to say I hate this pick, for reasons already stated

The RIP should go to New Guy instead, as he will be buried regularly under DLs who are all but escorted directly to the QB

Hard to believe they are wasting the investment in Burreaux like this, but again, FO stupidity has sadly always been the overarching theme for this franchise

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Maybe they’ve got a plan to acquire a starting tackle.  Also let’s all inject ourselves with bleach and Lysol so we stay healthy.

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If Jordan isn't better in his second season, they should cut him. Hopkins is solid at C. They think they upgraded RG with Sua-Fila. And there is competition at RT with Hart and Johnson. A lot of this comes down to Jonah Williams. IF Williams steps in right away and is what he is supposed to be, a lot of stuff falls into place. IF he's a bust, then that is going to be a huge problem.

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I think their plan is they are more comfortable with the o-line than you are. Or I am. That's their bet. They did get better the last eight games of last year, and that was even with a turnstile at LT. Williams will not be a turnstyle.

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