Cincinnati Bengals: Six Players to Eye In The Top 10
The Cincinnati Bengals have had a season not worth remembering. Like usual, the Bengals did not live up to their potential. The team underperformed, but in doing so, got themselves a top 10 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
The Cincinnati Bengals have come a long way since drafting Ki-Jana Carter, Chris Perry and Keith Rivers. They have had solid first round draft picks going as far back to 2009. The Bengals have selected much of it’s core players within the first round. Dre Kirkpatrick (17th), Kevin Zeitler (27th), Tyler Eifert (21st) even Darqueze Dennard (24th) although the jury is still out on him.
The Bengals could continue the trend under the tutelage of Marvin Lewis, now that he has reassured us that he plans on coaching next season.
"“I’ll be back in 2017,” Lewis said on Sirius XM NFL Radio on Thursday morning"
The last time Cincinnati drafted within the top 10, they drafted A.J. Green with the 4th overall pick in 2011. That led to an immediate 9-7 playoff berth season and five consecutive 1000-yard seasons. If the 3-time Pro Bowler and the success Cincinnati has had in recent years is any indication, the Bengals could be in for a very impactful player.
Here are six players Cincinnati should eye in the first round with the number eighth draft pick.