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NFL.com’s Michael Lombardi, who’s viewed pretty favorably by the so-called experts, looks at a few players who worry him. Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley, who could be a target of the Bengals at No. 4, is on the list. Lombardi actually writes that he wouldn’t draft Fairley at all.
I’ve been hearing enough concerns about Fairley’s motivation and work ethic that I will be a bit worried if the Bengals select him. But with that said, I still think I’d rather have him than Georgia receiver A.J. Green. I trust Mike Zimmer to keep the defensive players motivated and I think the defense will win games – if they win any – for the Bengals in 2011.