The brew that began to bubble with the AFC North title and the NFL’s fourth best defense in 2009 continued to percolate in the Bengals draft room Friday night when they gave weapons to a new offensive coordinator in the second round in presenting Hue Jackson with one of his big backs in LSU’s Jeremy Hill and they drafted another small forward in the form of West Virginia’s Will Clarke to play defensive end in the third.
The Bengals are expected to announce their smallest rookie free agent class in recent years some time Monday and various tweets and published reports have the estimated dozen headlined by Texas guard Trey Hopkins and Stanford tight end Ryan Hewitt, as well as Wake Forest nose tackle Nikita Whitlock.
Harlon Barnett, one of the great names in Cincinnati sports and his position coach at Michigan State, used to kid Darqueze Dennard all the time about those 13-hour drives from Jeffersonville, Ga., to East Lansing, Mich.
Head coach Marvin Lewis watched Johnny Football saunter into his life, the Ravens and Steelers grab the two best linebackers, and the Browns add another top ten cornerback.
Arizona linebacker Marquis Flowers was projected to either be a late-round draft pick or to sign with an NFL team as an undrafted free agent. As a result, he vowed not to get his hopes too high as the draft unfolded Saturday.
Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis take a look at what all four teams in the AFC North did during the 2014 NFL Draft and discuss some of the best picks made by each squad.
Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis take a look at the best running backs selected in the 2014 NFL Draft and tell you which will the biggest contributors for their squad in 2014 and beyond.
Bengals.com gives you an exclusive all-access look into how the draft day phone call went to MSU's Darqueze Dennard, making him the 24th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Footage of Darqueze courtesy of MSU video staff.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron chats about learning behind Andy Dalton, the draft process and his poor health while at the University of Alabama.
What position would you draft with the 24th overall pick?
|Web Site||Updated||Projected Bengals Pick (No. 24)||Projected Bengals Pick (No. 55)|
|walterfootball.com||4/17/14||Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State|
|nfl.com (Brooks)||4/17/14||Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State|
|nfl.com (Davis)||4/17/14||Dee Ford, DE, Auburn|
|nfl.com (Jermiah)||4/17/14||Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia tech|
|nfl.com (Smith)||4/17/14||Bradley Roby CB, Ohio State|
|newnfldraft.com||4/17/14||Calvin Pryor, FS, Louisville|
|cbssports.com (Brugler)||4/17/14||Jason Verrett, CB, TCU|
|drafttek.com||4/17/14||Dee Ford, DE, Auburn|
|sportsillustrated.com (Banks)||4/17/14||Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri|
|sportsillustrated.com (Burke)||4/17/14||Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri|
|sportsillustrated.com (Farrar)||4/17/14||Jason Verrett, CB, TCU|
|cbssports.com (Rang)||4/17/14||Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State|
|footballsfuture.com||4/17/14||Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri|
|draftcountdown.com||4/17/14||Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri|
|cbssports.com (Prisco)||4/17/14||Bradley Roby CB, Ohio State|
Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
|usatoday.com||4/17/14||Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio St|
|sbnation.com||4/17/14||Bradley Roby CB, Ohio State||Marcus Martin, C, USC|
|cbssports.com (Kirwan)||4/17/14||Dee Ford, DE, Auburn|
|cbssports.com (Brinson)||4/17/14||Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri|
|draftace.com||4/17/14||Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA|
|thefootballexpert.com||4/17/14||Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State|
|Bengals.com||4/17/14||Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri|
|bleacherreport.com||4/17/14||Jason Verrett, CB, TCU||Carl Bradford OLB, Arizona State|
|rotoworld.com||4/17/14||Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State|
|ourlads.com||4/17/14||Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech|
|nationalfootballpost.com||4/17/14||Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri|