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Spesh
04-18-2011, 08:58 PM
In spite of all the perceived off-the-field issues, many of them not accurate, Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett (http://www.nfl.com/draft/2011/profiles/ryan-mallett?id=2495443) will be a first-round pick and might be gone before the 15th overall. Teams that wanted to pick Mallett at the bottom of the first round now realize he is not going to reach them.

The Bengals want to pick a receiver in the first round, and then take a quarterback in the second. It would not shock me that, even if Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green (http://www.nfl.com/draft/2011/profiles/a.j.-green?id=2495450) was off the board when Cincinnati was on the clock, the Bengals would stick with their plan and select Alabama's Julio Jones (http://www.nfl.com/draft/2011/profiles/julio-jones?id=2495454) fourth overall. The Bengals designate specific positions for each round, and their first round is being used for a wide receiver.

The Redskins have been extremely quiet this offseason, and many teams think they will pick a quarterback in the first round. My source who shared this with me did not think it would be Washington's Jake Locker (http://www.nfl.com/draft/2011/profiles/jake-locker?id=2495194), but rather Mallett. We shall see.

I keep hearing the Cardinals want to sign Marc Bulger (http://www.nfl.com/players/marcbulger/profile?id=BUL162264) once the lockout ends and that Bulger wants to sign with Arizona, too. Does this mean the Cards won't select a QB in the first round? Maybe.


http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/09000d5d81f5223c/article/dont-be-fooled-by-what-teams-say-about-draft-prospects?module=HP_cp2

Can read into him using our pick as his example if you want. To me the most telling thing about his article, and best thing, is his insight on the Bengals and Cardinals. There is a good chance Gabbert falls to them at 4 and 5...and both could let him drop. I am completely in favor of Gabbert falling as far as possible, as it opens other quarterbacks up for us.

BlueFin
04-18-2011, 09:06 PM
Washington want us to trade up, it is widely known they want to trade down. The Dolphins had Mallett in more than any other prospect including last thursday and Friday.
This is so obvious to me it's ridiculous.

I believe we will trade up to ten for Ryan Mallett, as Lombardi recently projected in a mock.

Markeyh
04-18-2011, 09:37 PM
Washington want us to trade up, it is widely known they want to trade down. The Dolphins had Mallett in more than any other prospect including last thursday and Friday.
This is so obvious to me it's ridiculous.

I believe we will trade up to ten for Ryan Mallett, as Lombardi recently projected in a mock.

What are you smoking? Really? You would do that.....

sinPHIN
04-18-2011, 09:50 PM
Washington want us to trade up, it is widely known they want to trade down. The Dolphins had Mallett in more than any other prospect including last thursday and Friday.
This is so obvious to me it's ridiculous.

I believe we will trade up to ten for Ryan Mallett, as Lombardi recently projected in a mock.
i hope so

finfan54
04-18-2011, 10:03 PM
I will shoot my pants if we trade up for anyone in this draft.

finfan54
04-18-2011, 11:03 PM
http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/09000d5d81f53926/article/arkansas-mallett-meets-titans-who-have-big-need-for-qb?module=HP_headlines

KB21
04-18-2011, 11:32 PM
Wow! This just shows how stupid the Bengals management is. First of all, it is foolish to take a wide receiver that high to begin with. It's even more foolish to do so when you have questions at quarterback.

Wide receivers are shiney hood ornaments. They look nice when everything is going good, but they really have no effect on how the car runs. This is why the Bengals will always be bad.

HurriPhin
04-18-2011, 11:42 PM
Wow! This just shows how stupid the Bengals management is. First of all, it is foolish to take a wide receiver that high to begin with. It's even more foolish to do so when you have questions at quarterback.

Wide receivers are shiney hood ornaments. They look nice when everything is going good, but they really have no effect on how the car runs. This is why the Bengals will always be bad.

The only hood ornaments in the NFL are the cheerleaders. You can never have enough talent at the WR position. That being said, name one valuable Bengals WR under the age of 30. Jordan Shipley won't demand anything other than an opposing teams 3rd (maybe 2nd) CB. Palmer will be back once the Bengals secure a top wideout in the 1st.


And for the OP... good. I can only hope we're not the team to make the mistake of drafting Mallet.

Spesh
04-19-2011, 12:30 AM
The only hood ornaments in the NFL are the cheerleaders. You can never have enough talent at the WR position. That being said, name one valuable Bengals WR under the age of 30. Jordan Shipley won't demand anything other than an opposing teams 3rd (maybe 2nd) CB. Palmer will be back once the Bengals secure a top wideout in the 1st.

And for the OP... good. I can only hope we're not the team to make the mistake of drafting Mallet.

Jerome Simpson actually played very well once TO and Ocho went down. 124(6 catches) and 123 yards(12 catches) and 3 touchdowns in the final 2 games of the season. Right after the season many people expected Ocho to be cut because of how good Simpson looked(and to appease Palmer). Another thing to keep in mind is Jermaine Gresham at tightend. They could get by without drafting a wideout.
That being said, if they identified either first round wideout as a "must have" i wouldnt have a problem with it. AJ Green has been called a special talent and some predict Julio Jones could end up the better player. But the fact they locked onto a position over a player is a bit ridiculous. They are saying "hey, we dont care who is it, just grab the top wideout on our board". That they have a servicable receiving core to begin with just adds to the insanity. But hey, its the Bengals, insanity goes hand in hand with Mike Brown. You'd think the man would be embarrassed that ESPN has a bigger scouting department then his NFL team, but he apparently loves bad drafts.

Buffalo is really the key. They pass on Gabbert, he drops to Tennessee.

Roman529
04-19-2011, 02:18 AM
It's going to be hard trading UP as we don't have a 2nd rounder and you cannot trade players for picks as long as there is no CBA. I think we are stuck at #15, or will trade down.