September 23, 2014

Trent Richardson: Draft Update

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Word broke today that Alabama RB Trent Richardson suffered a knee injury during preparation for  the BCS Title Game and had arthroscopic surgery that will force him to miss this week’s NFL combine in Indy. He’s expected to do a full workout at Alabama’s Pro Day in March, but the injury could scare some teams [...]

Draft Lab: Back 7 and Final Thoughts

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ESPN’s Todd McShay and Mel Kiper concluded their video segment Draft Lab with a look at linebackers, defensive backs and some players who are risk or reward picks. Here are the videos:    

WDF Exclusive: Mel Kiper on the Bengals Draft

ESPN's Mel Kiper believes the Bengals should target offensive lineman and cornerbacks in the upcoming draft.

Draft guru Mel Kiper, the man who has played a major role in making the NFL Draft the fun-filled, fan-friendly event that it is today, spoke with me recently for my upcoming book, Draft Daze. As I’m known to do, I eventually steered the conversation toward our emerging Bengals. Kiper, as always, had some interesting [...]

Draft Lab: In the Trenches

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ESPN’s Mel Kiper and Todd McShay, two guys who were nice enough to talk Bengals football with us recently, are also analyzing a number of draft picks in their video segment, Draft Lab. In the latest episode, Kiper and McShay look at the offensive and defensive lines, two areas that the Bengals are likely to [...]

WhoDeyFans Exclusive: Todd McShay on the Bengals Draft

Todd McShay offered up some interesting possibilities for the Bengals' draft.

I spoke with ESPN’s Todd McShay for my upcoming book, Draft Daze, and was able to cram a question about our beloved Bengals into the conversation. McShay has become one of the country’s foremost experts on the draft by logging an impressive amount of time in film study. He watches several game tapes of all [...]

Do the Bengals Really Need a Safety?

Re-signing Reggie Nelson will give the Bengals more flexibility in the draft,

As free agency nears and the draft approaches, there is continued speculation about who the Bengals will acquire at guard, running back, cornerback, and safety. All those positions are considered to be significant needs. But is the last one really that significant? I’m not sure it is. Here’s why. Most people expect the team to [...]

Draft Strategy (Redo)

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On Tuesday I asked for your strategy for the upcoming draft. Nate commented that he was less concerned with specific players than with overall value. That was exactly what I was hoping to discuss: what do you value? How would you draft to maximize the value for the Bengals, given what we know right now? [...]

Give Me Your Draft Strategy

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April’s draft will be huge for the Bengals. Another solid draft by the coaches should solidify the cracks in last year’s team, and it could very possibly put the Bengals in position to finally end the drought of playoff wins. Mock drafts are popping up like dandelions on my lawn in April, and many are [...]

Bunting Mock 2.0: Richardson and Jenkins To Bengals

Wes Bunting has Richardson getting Stripes

National Football Post’s West Wes Bunting published his second Mock Draft today, and in it he has Alabama RB Trent Richardson falling all the way to 17, where the Bengals happily snatch him up.  Richardson, the consensus top back in this draft class should be long gone by 17, but Bunting suggests it will happen [...]

Mocking the Mocks: Dennard Falling to Round 2?

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The number of mock drafts already sailing through cyberspace is reaching preposterous levels. And many of them are placing Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard with the Bengals in the first round. However. according to ScoutsInc.’s Steve Muench, Dennard’s rough week at the Senior Bowl, where he’s been struggling to keep up with wide receivers, might be [...]