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Bengals Draft: Looking for Value in the Multi position/Multi Scheme Players

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As the draft gets closer and more free agents find homes, teams will be looking at positions still left unfilled.  Some players in the upcoming NFL draft could be looked at to fill or act as backup for multiple spots.

We know that the Bengals, in particular, enjoy a center who can play guard, or a defensive end who can rush the passer from the defensive tackle spot.  The Bengals also keep an eye out for line backers who can play multiple spots and the interchangeable safety/corner.

Here is list of players whose versatility is sure to offer a substantial amount of intrigue and which players could be possible targets for the Bengals.

Dec 29, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver Tavon Austin (1) runs with the ball during the second quarter against the Syracuse Orange at the 2012 New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. Syracuse defeated West Virginia 38-14. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

  • Tavon Austin – WR/KR/RB, The only skill positions Tavon hasn’t played are TE and QB.  He should turn out to be what Dexter McCluster was hyped to be.  Bengals Target.
  • Xavier Rhodes – CB/S, Rhodes may start at corner, but many teams are talking about his ability and obvious fit for a safety position.  Bengals Target
  • Dion Jordan – LB/DE/DB, A Swiss Army knife, Jordan will be picked high and for a reason.  He seems to be a possible answer to the read option QB’s and athletic TE’s.
  • Barrett Jones – G/C/RT, Jones has been overlooked by some, but his versatility along the line should get his name called on the second day.  I don’t think LT is in his future but Jones should be a 10 year player.  Bengals target.