Bengals Eye Wood, Barwin at Senior Bowl

As the Cincinnati Bengals coaching staff gets the North team in gear for the Senior Bowl later this week, they’re keeping a close eye on on some local prospects like University of Cincinnati center Eric Wood and his teammate, Jack-of-all-trades Connor Barwin. Wood is certainly an option for the center-needy Bengals in April, while Barwin is an intriguing prospect but may be too much of a role-player for the team to consider unless he slips a few rounds (though Walter continues to like him in the second for Cincinnati). Full rosters for both squads can be had here.

Word from the first day of practice was that USC linebacker Rey Maualuga, a possible target for the Bengals with the No. 6 pick, was rusty, hesitant and out of shape. Highly-regarded center prospect Max Unger got the better of top defensive tackle B.J. Raji, and North OT Phil Loadholt stood out in drills. The Bengal Blitz previews the game and players to watch, while PFW profiles Unger.

Added: was at the weigh-ins and North practice yesterday.

Speculation around former Bengals wide receivers coach Hue Jackson’s future continues to swirl. Jackson could end up as offensive co-ordinator of the Jets, stay with Baltimore, or take over offensive playcalling duties in Cincinnati. But for now, the last possibility is nothing more than rumor (albeit one Marvin Lewis declined to knock down yesterday) and has to be considered unlikely.

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  • jason c,

    Fire Bob (and Shepard). Hire Hue (and let him pick a WR coach). Trade down from 6th to 11th- Take Mauluga (also recieving Buffalo’s 3rd) Trade Ocho to the Giants for thier 1st & 4th. Draft Mack w/ their 1st selection. In the 2nd grab Pettigrew for sure if he’s there. If not go for Barwin- he’ll help sell tickets and Jerseys + he’s a better pass rusher than most folks know. (after last years debacle- theyll need it) In Maulauga & Mack, your talking 2 future pro-bowlers and guys w/ leadership skills. Mauluga will instantly turn our #12 D into our identity, Just by dumping Chad alone the chemistry increases 2 fold. Sign TJ to a 4 year deal. Oh and take Huber w/ the Giants 4th pick. HUGE upgrade over Larson and another future pro-bowler. This is what we should do. will we- doubtful but as a season ticket holder, I can wish.

  • Brian

    no team in football wants Chad Johnson

  • David

    Yeah, I don’t see Chad having anywhere near the trade value DC offered for him last April. Maybe some team would pony up a second, like the Pats did for Dillon, but more likely it would be a Randy Moss-like 4th rounder. And I don’t see Mike Brown parting company with Chad for anything less than what DC was willing to give last year. I like the idea of grabbing Huber on day 2.