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With their second overall draft choice, the Cincinnati Bengals elect to go offense. Surprising, to some,  Marvin Lewis and the Bengals selected LSU running back Jeremy Hill. Selection Grade: A Hill gives Cincinnati’s offense, a more explosive, Benjarvus Green-Ellis. The 235 pound running back gained just over 1400 yards, during his sophomore season at Louisiana State University. That mark was enough to have the second most rushing yards for a season, in LSU history. His down-hill running style did not, by any means, hinder Hill’s ability to make big-time plays and score touchdowns. The 21 year-old graced the end zone with his presence 16 times in 2013, while notching an SEC record 6.9 yards per carry. Jeremy Hill will be the perfect balance to Cincinnati’s previous running back selection,  Giovani Bernard’s quick and finesse style. Offensive Coordinator Hue Jackson and quarterback Andy Dalton will now have a potentially dominant run game. This move could ultimately aid in the Growth and protection of Dalton. That is why this pick deserves an “A.” You may also be interested in:Grading the Cincinnati Bengals second round pick, Jeremy HillCincinnati Bengals named one of the biggest winners from night one of the NFL DraftFans excited about Cincinnati’s newest addition

Cincinnati Bengals named one of the biggest winners from night one of the NFL Draft

After all of the wheeling and dealing, surprising picks and green-room drama, the first round of the NFL Draft finally came to a close last night around midnight in New York City. And when the dust settled, providing a clear picture of what transpired across 32 selections, it was apparent that some teams had a better night than others. To see the five biggest winners from day one...

The Cincinnati Bengals shouldn’t draft these 10 guys – the biggest busts in the 2014 class

Roger Goodell will announce 32 names tonight, all of whom have dreams and aspirations of being a star in the NFL. But reality tells us that at least half of the first-round picks in the 2014 draft will be flops. They’ll make rosters, as teams have too much invested in them to not give them opportunity after opportunity after opportunity. But they won’t live up to the expectations...

The Cincinnati Bengals should draft one of these 10 future stars from the 2014 class

Tonight, 32 players will be selected in the first round of of the 2014 NFL Draft. And during the course of the next three days, a total of 256 names will be called from the podium at Radio City Music Hall, signaling the start of many promising careers. Many will make an NFL roster this season. Plenty will become starters. Roughly 30 or so will eventually earn a Pro Bowl nod. And...

Cincinnati Bengals’ select Will Clark, 88th overall

Late Friday night,  the Cincinnatii Bengals used their third round pick to upgrade their defensive line. After losing last year’s starting DE Michael Johnson (56 tackles and 4 sacks)  to free agency,  the Bengals had to bring in a good replacement. West Virginia DE Will Clark could he the answer. Selected with Cincinnati’s third pick in the draft,  the 6’6 pass rusher registered...

Cincinnati Bengals: Evaluating the draft through round five

A nasty defense just got that much nastier on Thursday, May 8th. When the Bengals selected cornerback Darqueze Dennard out of Michigan State in the first round and No. 24 overall, their pass defense received a huge upgrade. I was shocked to see Dennard still available that late in the first round, but thank god he was. After drafting Dre Kirkpatrick at No. 17 overall in the 2012...

Bengals draft A.J. McCarron

The Cincinnati Bengals have drafted former Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron in the fifth round of this year’s draft. With Andy Dalton in the final year of his contract, McCarron will have to prove that he can be an NFL starter if he wants to take his job. The chances are that Dalton gets an extension and McCarron doesn’t end up being a good NFL starter. var ACE_AR = {Site...

2014 NFL Draft First Round Grades: Cincinnati Bengals

24th Overall Pick: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan St.The Bengals really needed another cornerback, and Dennard fell right into their lap. He could have got 10+ picks earlier than this, so this is excellent value and one of the biggest positions of need for Cincinnati. He should be able to step in and start day one. This is amazing value and one of the best picks of the first round...

Bengals moving on from loss of Michael Johnson

CINCINNATI -- The reality of the NFL is that teams can't always keep all the players they want. The economics of the league's salary cap don't allow for it, instead forcing teams to constantly overturn rosters with a greater mixture of youth to its veteran core. Case in point when the Bengals lost defensive end Michael Johnson to Tampa Bay in free agency this offseason...

The heat is off of Andy Dalton

Mike Brown likes leverage almost as much as he likes quarterbacks. Or maybe it's the other way around. For that reason, you guessed the Bengals might help themselves to a QB during Friday night's portion of the never-ending NFL draft. They didn't. (For next year, the league is pondering adding a fourth draft day, and pushing the whole thing back to near the end of May...

AJ McCarron reportedly rubbed teams the wrong way in interviews

Despite his claims that he would go in the first round of the NFL Draft, former Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron was not selected until the fifth round by the Cincinnati Bengals. Some of McCarron’s behavior over the past few months may have something to do with that. According to Pro Football Talk, ESPN’s Adam Schefter […]

Will the Bengals go QB in round two?

Words mean little in the NFL offseason. How teams truly feel about personnel is rarely deciphered through comments from a coach, player or even the front office. Truth lies only in action. For the most important question surrounding the Bengals offseason, the truth will be revealed Friday night. How big of an insurance policy are the Bengals willing to take out on Andy Dalton?...

Top 5 Draft outfits of the new millenium

Over the years, we have seen many draftees show up in noticeable outfits. There has been swag, and there has been laughs. Check out the list of the 5 worst wardrobes of the time, here. Click Here to see 5 facts about the Cincinnati Bengals’ 2014 first round draft selection, Darqueze Dennard. You may also be interested in:Top 5 Draft outfits of the new milleniumFive facts about...

Bengals a "landing spot" for Pittsburgh QB Tom Savage?

The Cincinnati Bengals are expected to grab a quarterback at some point this weekend. Mad-crazy rumor for the second round has already begun. If the Cincinnati Bengals go for a quarterback on Friday, there's a chance that the name called at the podium will be Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage. There's no concrete indication/information; mostly idle speculation. A

AJ McCarron falls to round 5, best of #BeforeMcCarronIsDrafted

So I guess AJ McCarron made a really poor impression on NFL scouts and front office people. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that AJ McCarron, who quarterbacked Alabama to a pair of national titles, rubbed teams “the wrong way” when he met with them heading into the draft. It’s not the first time that we’ve heard things along these lines about AJ McCarron. NBC’s Pro Football...

Kyle Larson fastest in first Sprint Cup practice at Kansas, Full list of speeds

Kyle Larson posted the fastest lap of the opening practice session for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Kansas Speedway. Larson, a rookie, was faster than the other 43 cars who took laps on Friday. Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer, Dave Blaney and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top five. The Cup Series will have one more practice session before qualifying Friday evening. Speeds from  NASCAR...
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