Bengals’ Draft Breakdown: Where They Can Fit In


Published: April 27, 2009


... a few questionable picks of their 11 selected.


Round One: Andre Smith


For the Bengals' first pick, they selected offensive tackle Andre Smith out of Alabama . This was not an “unexpected” pick by the Bengals, but they have taken a small chance on Smith.


Smith has had some character issues, but Coach Lewis doesn’t seem to worry about these small issues as long as he doesn’t repeat them in Cincinnati.


I originally didn’t agree with this choice, but if he keeps Carson Palmer upright and helps open holes for the backs, it will prove to be a great pick.  This seemed to be a big issue for the Bengals last season, and if they address the issue, it can ultimately help the team.


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