Andrew Whitworth, the Bengals de facto offensive captain during their run to five postseasons in the last six years, wants to know his status as he heads into the last year of his contract.
The Bengals needed some juice in this weekend’s NFL Draft and they emerged with five of their nine selections looking at some significant snaps in their rookie seasons. And of their six picks in the first four rounds, the Bengals added three 300-pounders and a pair of 6-5, 250-pound –plus tight ends.
Tyler Kroft arrived at Rutgers in 2011 as a 210-pound wide receiver. “He was a little slim guy coming out of high school,” said college teammate Mo Sanu, now a Bengals wide receiver. Not anymore.
The Bengals finished up the 2015 NFL Draft Saturday at dinnertime when they picked up Fresno State safety Derron Smith in the sixth round and in the seventh round went for West Virginia wide receiver and kick returner Mario Alford.