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Dan Pilar

Round 1, Pick 17- David DeCastro, G Stanford
Although guards are not typically selected in the first round, this guy is a future star.  What has all the teams drooling over DeCastro is his athletic ability.  At Stanford Decastro was responsible for being a pull guard, blocking one defender, and trying to knock another away.  Decastro is a physical and smart player something the Bengals are looking to plug into their offensive line.

Round 1, Pick 21- Dre Kirkpatrick, CB Alabama
Even after signing Terrance Newman in the offseason, the Bengals only have one true cover corner in Leon Hall.  They Bengals will need develop another CB under veterans Newman and Clements.  Kirkpatrick is a tough physical corner coached by Nick Saban.  At Alabama he perfected playing man, zone, press.  This versatility gives the Bengals the options to play him at CB or saftey. Although many guards are not selected in the first round, this DeCastro has first round talent.


I have the Bengals getting Stephon Gilmore and Courtney Upshaw.