2009 NFL Draft: Cincinnati Bengals Recap

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Published: April 28, 2009


... Spikes and Brian Simmons) to find an NFL Draft which has generated the day after buzz on the Bengals 2009 draft, and even then I do not think it compares

(Remember we are talking about day after excitement).  

In an offseason of negativity and free agent departures, the Bengals went through the draft with the patience to let the draft come to them and selected top talents while also filling their top needs.

One can make the argument that no team drafted more sheer talent in the 2009 draft. 

That said, it is not a draft class without substantial risk.  After all, there is a reason why Andre Smith fell to No. 6 (immaturity/weight), Rey Maualuga fell to round two (maturity/freelancing), Michael Johnson a top 10 talent in round three (inconsistent effort), and Chase Coffman to late in round three (slow, poor blocker, injury). 

I don't say this to be negative, but it is important to say this collection of talent is very m...

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