With the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine coming to a close this week, Bengals.com spoke with knowledgeable members of the media to ask what needs the Bengals must address going into this year's NFL Draft.
Bill Polian- Soon-to-be enshrined Hall of Famer Bill Polian works as an analyst for ESPN. When it comes to building teams, it's hard to find someone more credible than a man who was awarded the National Football League Executive of the Year six times by Sporting News. In his 24 years as a general manager, his teams have made 17 playoffs, eight conference championships, and five Super Bowl appearances (via ESPNMediaZone.com):
What are your thoughts on how the Bengals draft?
Gil Brandt- From 1960-1989, Gil Brandt was the architect of "America's Team", the Dallas Cowboys. During his time in Dallas, the Cowboys appeared in 5 Super Bowls, winning Super Bowl VI and Super Bowl XII. Gil Brandt now works as NFL Media's expert on personnel (via NFL.com):
What is the biggest team need?**
Alex Marvez- Alex Marvez's first NFL Draft was in 1995 when he was covering the Cincinnati Bengals for the Dayton Daily News. Currently Marvez is the Senior NFL Writer for FoxSports.com, having spent 18 seasons as a beat writer. He also is a former president of Pro Football Writers of America (via Foxsports.com):
Why have the Bengals been so successful in recent drafts?
Marvin Lewis' 2015 NFL Scouting Combine Press Conference: