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Comments (3)
  1. ItsSkylineTime says:

    I appreciate what you’re saying, Bill, but like with all things draft – only time will tell. Zeitler is a mauler, no doubt, and we needed one. But if his weaknesses in pass pro end up getting Dalton hammered, that’s going to be a problem. DeCastro was perhaps not as much a mauler as Zeitler, but better in pass pro and more athletic for pulls and second-level blocking – in my view, that has value and is why I’d rather have him. Maybe Zeitler will work out fine and Thompson will be a run stuffer extraordinaire – I certainly hope so. But if not, it’ll be real easy to look back and say wow, I wish we’d have taken DeCastro. And he’ll be watching him twice a year every year over in PIT.

  2. Greg says:

    I don’t understand the knock on Zeitler handling pass protection. The dude hasn’t given up a sack his “whole” college career. Explain to me how you can be better than that? It’s all about results in my mind and this guy produces. Early in the draft process I wasn’t a big fan of Decastro since I heard he has issues in the run game.

  3. jvb says:

    I’d rather have Kevin Zeitler AND Brandon Thompson than just DeCastro. The more I compare Zeitler and DeCastro the more I like Zeitler better. By watching tape Zeitler is no doubt the stronger man. And I would even say better pass protector. DeCastro is just gonna put on a good footwork show at the combine. Plus Jonathon Martin (DeCastro’s Linemate) slipped as well when people thought he was going in the first round to a team like Chicago or even the Steelers. And honestly I would have to say that the Bengals have had waaaaay more success drafting from the teens on than in the top 10. The exception has obviously been AJ Green but he broke the loooong trend of top 10 Bengal busts. I’d sat they hit on Gresham, Hall and Joseph. Not enough space to put the top 10 busts.