Cincinnati Bengals: Six Players to Eye In The Top 10

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Dec 3, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Mike Williams (7) works out prior to the ACC Championship college football game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 3, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Mike Williams (7) works out prior to the ACC Championship college football game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 8, 2016; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks wide receiver Keon Hatcher (4) catches a pass for a touchdown as Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Marlon Humphrey (26) defends during the second quarter at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 8, 2016; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks wide receiver Keon Hatcher (4) catches a pass for a touchdown as Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Marlon Humphrey (26) defends during the second quarter at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports /

Marlon Humphrey

Another position that needs help is at cornerback. Adam Jones is getting older and Darqueze Dennard is still struggling. However, perhaps most importantly Dre Kirkpatrick is slated to becoming a free agent. The former Alabama corner has been great for Cincinnati. His career started a little shaky, but has since been something Cincinnati doesn’t have to worry about.

Kirkpatrick should be back in Cincinnati. He deserves another contract in the Queen City, but you never know what Cincinnati’s front office is thinking. They’re the same people who let Reggie Nelson go and gave a premature contract to Shawn Williams that he didn’t deserve.

Anyway, Cincinnati has to dip into the secondary this draft regardless and if Humphrey is on the board I’d say take him. He’s an Alabama corner. He’s excellent in coverage and knows how to force turnovers. Pairing Humphrey with Kirkpatrick is something Cincinnati would love.

At 6’1″, 196 pounds he’s about the same size as Kirkpatrick whose 6’2″, 185 pounds . He’s physical and could be a impact player on a defense that needs it. Cincinnati  is currently ranked 11th in pass defense however, the eye test says otherwise at times.

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