May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; A general view of a helmet, NFL shield, stage, and podium before the start of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
Yesterday, the Bengals began their draft selecting Cedric Ogbuehi, an offensive tackle from Texas A&M. He is coming off a torn ACL but was expected to be a first rounder before the injury and a early second rounder after. When he is finally healthy and ready to go, he should be a solid option on the o-line to protect Andy Dalton and propel the running game. The Bengals are building for 2016 at this point and it was a good, not great, start to their 2015 NFL Draft.
We enter Day Two of the NFL Draft with Rounds Two and Three set to begin at 7:00pm. Our discussion will start at 5:00pm with a recap of Day One and getting ready for today’s rounds. Each team will have seven minutes to make their selection and five minutes in Round Three, just so they can get two rounds in.
After yesterday’s pick, the Bengals should now shift their focus to… to improve their depth and accomplish what Bengals fans hope for, which is to get past the first round of the playoffs. The Bengals will select 53 overall in the second round and have the 85th overall and a compensatory pick (99th overall) in the third round.
It’s still early in this year’s NFL draft and the Bengals can still make-or-break their draft in Day Two. Bengals fans can only hope that they make improvements where they need to and not waste a pick for the best player on the board. We will follow today’s rounds below giving you our opinions and reactions. Make sure to leave comments below.
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