Jets Sign Mike Goodosn. Why it was a Good Move for Bengals to Pass on Him

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Oct 13, 2012; Shreveport, LA, USA; Texas A


The Bengals can find a change-of-pace back for much cheaper than that, or just opt to draft one in the third-fourth round this April. Don’t feel bad about this loss:


Ironically, Goodson played his college ball at Texas A&M, where former Aggie and current NFL Draft prospect Christine Michael played.

Michael tore it up at the NFL combine last month, as he posted a 43″ vertical, a 10’05″ broad jump, a 4.02 short shuttle time and 27 reps on the bench. With the good came the bad, however, as Michael overslept while in Indianapolis which caused him to miss some scheduled meetings with a few teams. Michael claimed that he was sick that week and that the reason he overslept was because he had taken some night-time cold sleep medicine.

The 5 foot, 10 inch, 220 pound Michael, who missed time in 2010 and 2011 due to leg and knee injuries, butted heads with head coach Kevin Sumlin during his senior season. Despite all of that baggage, draft analyst Gil Brandt thinks that Michael could be a huge steal and even goes as far as to compare him to current Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles.

For his career, Michael totaled 2,791 yards on 529 carries (5.28 yards per carry avg) with 34 rushing touchdowns, and also notched 44 catches for 232 yards and a touchdown.

His baggage will likely cause him to be a third-fourth round pick, but I’d rather spend $2.7 million over 4 years (average pay for NFL rookie third-round pick) on him then pay Goodson $7 million in just three years.

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