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Jag surprise mean a slip for Bengals?

Posted by hobsonschoice1 on April 22, 2010 – 8:48 pm

The first six picks of the 2010 NFL Draft was business as usual, starting with Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford to St. Louis and ending with Oklahoma State left tackle Russell Okung to Seattle.

Now the surprises have started with four guys that went sooner than expected. 

With the trade for Sheldon Brown, the  Browns were supposed to be OK at cornerback, but they took Florida’s Joe Haden at No. 7. No one ever knows what Oakalnd is going to do, but Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain wasn’t supposed to go until Denver at No. 11 or the Giants at No. 15. And the Bills were supposedly desperate for a left tackle at No. 9 but plucked Clemson running back C.J. Spiller.

But while the order may be shuffled, those guys have been discussed in the top 15.

The real shocker was the Jaguars at No. 10 when they took Cal defensive tackle Tyson Alualu, a guy many had early in the second round. That could push down a name or two that maybe the Bengals didn’t think would be there.

When the Broncos traded No. 11 to the Niners for Rutgers left tackle Anthony Davis, that was another top 15 guy so that shouldn’t mean much  of a change.


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3 Responses to “Jag surprise mean a slip for Bengals?”

  1. By bengalsallthewaybaby on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    yea i have no idea what they were thinking we picked a TE that has trouble blocking when Dez Bryant was STILL there that is just flat out NUTS

  2. By swirvan on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    When I saw Bryants name still on the board there was not doubt in my mind that it would be there pick. Talk about a surprise… I thought Denver taking Thomas, Demaryius was the big surprise until i saw that we drafted Gresham, Jermaine….. really…. come on, chad is no spring chicken and he could have been taught from the best….. And to go along with the fact that Gresham missed all last year with a knee injury. Horrible pick!

  3. By carson9 on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    I couldnt disagree with you more. Dez Bryant showed up at his pro-day out of shape, and ran much slower then expected. Jerry Jones only took him out of desperation, since Roy Williams is a total flop. I was thrilled when we drafted Jermaine. If you believe a TE is a waste for a 1st round pick, then try to imagine Phillip Rivers without Gates. Im confident his passer rating wouldnt be that good without him. And although he doesn’t get much publicity, Big Ben’s lifesaver on 3rd down is TE Heath Miller. Most of his catches are 3rd down clutch catches. The Bengals have just added a matchup nightmare for the AFCN. Cant wait to see Ed Reed or Troy try and tackle the 6’5 261 pounder down the middle of the field! WHO DEY!

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