Would James Laurinaitis Be a Safe Second Round Pick for the Bengals?

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Published: March 31, 2009


... last three seasons. He’s led the team in tackles and was always somewhere near when a play was made. He could have gone into the ’08 Draft but decided to stay for his senior season.


He was a potential first-round pick until a mediocre performance at the NFL Combine. Now, it is projected that he could be a steal for someone in the second round.


If he is not drafted by the time the Bengals are on the clock for the second time, would it be a safe pick for the Bengals to go ahead and draft him?


This is not a Ray Lewis type of player that is going to hype up your defense and get everyone fired up. What he gives a team is consistency. He averaged ten tackles a game his senior season and has gradually progressed through the last three seasons he’s played for Ohio State.


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