September 22, 2014

The Best Bengals Prospect?

The interview tour for my book Draft Daze continued with some analysis from Jerry Jones, author of the draft publication The Drugstore List, not the bombastic Dallas Cowboy owner. Jones has been involved with the draft since 1972 and has spent some time inside the legendary Paul Brown’s war room. I asked him about the most impressive prospect he’s ever seen. His response? Anthony Munoz. Here’s what he had to say:

The only Bengal in the Football Hall of Fame, Anthony Munoz. A completely gifted athlete who could compete high-level in any sport. And he understood the mechanics of the game. When Jim McNally (who was hired yesterday as a consultant for the Bengals) needed help with a young prospect, Jim would put him with Anthony for an hour or so and the great player also became a great teacher.
As if that endorsement wasn’t enough, consider this. Munoz produced a son that snapped to our very own Nick Seuberling in high school. Icing. On. The. Cake.
Let’s hope the Bengals can find someone in the same stratosphere this year in the draft or free agency.

Comments

  1. Bill says:

    Unless it is by his own choice, it is a flat-out travesty that Anthony does not work for the Bengals. Can you imagine how much Whitworth and Smith could learn from arguably the greatest tackle in NFL history?

    • Lee Rose says:

      AMEN>

    • Seubs says:

      Technically, he does work for the Bengals. However it’s only in a preseason roll doing color analyst work for TV since they took all of their TV/Radio production in house last fall. But you meant as a coach. I think he tried coaching for a while with Sam Wyche down in Tampa and didn’t care for it.

  2. Travis says:

    Amen Bill!!!