Maclin to Visit Cincy

Add WR Jeremy Maclin to the list of top draft prospects visiting the Bengals. This isn’t surprising — the Bengals can be expected to host most of the potential high picks as a matter of course — but I don’t see a wideout at six.

Speaking of wide receivers, the circus…err, excuse me, the Bengals’ offseason workouts…start today, and Bengaldom awaits the arrival (or not) of Chad Ochocinco. Marvin Lewis and Carson Palmer are scheduled to hold a presser at 11 eastern. Gee, I wonder who the first question will be about?

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  • Bob Clerc

    I don’t know why so many Bengals fans are opposed to a WR at #6. If Ocho fails to show after all his off-season blather about needing to get in synch with Palmer, then MB and Marvin ought to shop him hard. Go for a 2nd rounder that would give us the picks in that round to get a promising OT like UConn’s William Beatty plus a center like Eric Wood. Jeremy Maclin is fast, strong, and elusive. He doubles as a KR, another crying need for ’09. Many mocks have him moved up to Oakland at #7, and with Crabtree nursing a foot fracture, I don’t buy that stuff about Maclin being a reach at #6.

  • David

    Most fans are opposed to any selection that isn’t an OT. Maclin is a fine player and certainly worthy of the No. 6 pick, but mention him or Orakpo or Raji or Wells or anyone not named Monroe, Smith or Oher and the mob howls in rage, waving pitchforks, torches and pictures of Palmer’s bloody nose. And they have a point, I suppose, but fixing the line will take more than just an OT at 6 and I believe too many fans are setting themselves up for disappointment — especially once the inevitable holdout makes him fit only to ride the pine early in 2009.

    Dealing Chad is a very popular idea, and would doubtless cushion the blow if the Bengals did go wideout at 6, but it takes two to tango and there’s no sign of any interest in 85.