April 21, 2014

Draft Countdown: Day 17

In advance of this year’s draft and my upcoming book, here’s Day 17. Did you know? Bill Shakespeare was taken third overall in the first NFL Draft in 1936. (Not that Bill Shakespeare).   This year:  NFL.com’s Mock Draft Central has Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd as the consensus No. 3 pick in this year’s [...]

Draft Countdown: Day 18

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Did you know? Draft picks didn’t always know right away when they were drafted. Long-time personnel man (and current NFL.com contributor) Gil Brandt remembers a time when team officials brought rolls of quarters to the draft, so they could call the draft picks with the help of an operator, who would tell them how much [...]

Draft Countdown: Day 19

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In advance of this year’s draft and my upcoming book, here’s Day 19 of the countdown. Did you know? There is a website at draftmetrics.com that attempts to analyze the NFL Draft on a statistical basis. In a sense, it’s the Moneyball approach to the NFL Draft.   Bengals Thought: If you’re rating draft success based [...]

Draft Countdown: Day 20

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  In advance of this year’s draft and my upcoming book, here’s Day 20 of the countdown. Did you know? There’s a a fantasy game at www.playthedraft.com where you create a portfolio featuring stocks of different players and attempt to accumulate as much money as possible as those stocks fluctuate during the draft process. Bengals [...]

Draft Countdown: Day 21

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  In advance of this year’s draft and my upcoming book, here’s Day 21.   Did you know? Todd McShay was a high school quarterback and played at the University of Richmond before joining ScoutsInc. and ESPN.   Bengals Thought: McShay has the Bengals taking Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant in his latest mock draft and he [...]

Draft Countdown: Day 22

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In advance of this year’s draft and my upcoming book, here’s Day 22 of the countdown.   Did you know? Former Bengals tight end Reggie Kelly, who was drafted in the second round of the draft by the Atlanta Falcons, thought he might be selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and former head coach Tony [...]

Draft Countdown: Day 23

The NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 25.

  In advance of this year’s draft and my upcoming book, the draft countdown continues.   Did you know?  NFL Network Mike Mayock was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 10th round of the 1981 draft. His dad was a Steelers draft pick in the 1950s.   Bengals Thought:  In Mayock’s most recent draft [...]

Draft Countdown: Day 24

The NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 25.

  Continuing the draft coutndown in advance of this year’s draft and my upcoming book, here’s Day 23 (a day late). Did you know? Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. was nearly hired in the Baltimore Colts personnel department before joining ESPN.   Bengals Thought: Kiper predicted Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree for the Bengals in his latest [...]

Draft Countdown: Day 25

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I’m happy to report that I’ve finally emerged from a bout of seclusion that would have made a hermit cringe. For the past year, I’ve been busy writing a book about the NFL Draft that should be published later this month. And because I bleed orange and black, it will feature a healthy amount of [...]

It’s Draft Week Baby!

The Bengals will be drafting at No. 17 and 21 in the first round of the draft.

My gift to you, to help get you in the spirit of draft week! WHODEY!!!