5 Reasons The Cincinnati Bengals’ Draft Rocked

epierce
Apr 28, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals first round draft pick John Ross speaks with head coach Marvin Lewis in a press conference at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Greene/Cincinnati Enquirer via USA TODAY NETWORK
Apr 28, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals first round draft pick John Ross speaks with head coach Marvin Lewis in a press conference at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Greene/Cincinnati Enquirer via USA TODAY NETWORK /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
3 of 6
Next
5 Reasons The Cincinnati Bengals' Draft Rocked
Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports /

The Other Burner

What do you do when you want to completely knock the socks off your fans? Simple. You grab Tennessee wide receiver, Josh Malone. What in the world are the Bengals doing? Why are there so many wideouts on the roster? It’s quite elementary, my dear reader. Speed kills. 

Malone showed off his wheels in Indianapolis also. By posting a 4.39 at the combine, he becomes the Bengals’ second-fastest WR. The gossip last year was about Cincinnati’s defense being old and slow. But, it seems like the plan is to get faster on offense as well.

When the Bengals decide to go BPA, they do it big. Malone was a beast at Tennessee. He averaged 19.4 yards per catch and hauled in 50 catches. Imagine, if you will, Malone, Green, Ross and any other of Cincy’s speedsters in a four-receiver set. Even if it’s just trips, the advantage goes to Cincinnati. Suddenly, the Bengals have a dirty little weapon that they can design plays around. Receivers coach, James Urban, is flying high with the selection.

"“He’s been well-coached,” explained Urban, via Bengals.com. “Some of these college receivers that have really big production – they just put them out there and let them go. You say, ‘Geez, his talent is great but he doesn’t know how to play wide receiver.’ This kid has been well-coached and he’s only three years out of high school. He’s a young buck. I can’t wait to get him out there.”"

Are ya hyped yet?

facebooktwitterreddit