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

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Oct 13, 2012; Ames, Iowa, USA; Kansas State Wildcats linebacker Arthur Brown (4) gets set on defense against the Iowa State Cyclones during the second half at Jack Trice Stadium. Kansas State defeated Iowa State 27-21. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

  • Arthur Brown – OLB/MLB, Brown makes the list because he could play in both a 3-4 as a middle LB and 4-3 as a MLB and WLB.  Bengals target.
  • Ace Sanders – WR/KR, I consider Ace as a poor man’s Tavon Austin, but don’t be mistaken: He has skills of his own, and his punt return ability alone should get him on the field early.  He also caught 45 balls and had 9 TD’s this year as a WR.
  • Denard Robinson – WR/KR/RB/QB, Here is a guy who has carried the ball over 700 times in his career, averaged 6 yards a carry, and had 42 TD/s.  I don’t know if he can play WR but in the new read option moment, he might be valuable as a 3rd QB, 4th RB, 5th WR, and back up return guy.  I think he’ll get on a roster, but it might take a year before a team knows exactly how to use him.
  • Kerwynn Williams – RB/KR, In my opinion, Kerwynn could play WR if he were a couple inches taller.  He caught 45 balls this year at Utah State and provides value as a 2/3rd RB and KR for a team looking to fill two spots.  Bengals Target

Jan 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; LSU Tigers cornerback Tyrann Mathieu (7) celebrates during the first half of the 2012 BCS National Championship game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

  • Tyrann Mathieu – CB/S/KR, Most know Tyrann’s journey to the draft, but many don’t see what a interchangeable piece he was at LSU. Question is, can he do this in the NFL?  I think he can, but it’s up to him and how hard he works to become a 3rd or 4th DB because the return skills are there.  Teams are definitely intrigued by his ability to play multiple positions and return. Bengals target.
  • Kyle Juszczyk – H-Back/FB/3RB, A non NFL Combine invite, Juszczyk has generated generous amounts of interest from NFL teams. For his career, he set the mark for all Harvard tight ends with 125 catches for 1,576 yards and 22 touchdowns.  He also is a legit blocker and would make a good possible third down guy.

For some of these players, being able to play multiple positions may earn them a spot on the 53 man roster or even better, the all-important game day 42 man roster.

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