Friday, March 13, 2009

On The Clock: Cincinnati Bengals

Record: 4-11-1, 3rd In the AFC North
General Manager: Mike Brown, Head Coach: Marvin Lewis (7th Year), Offensive Coordinator: Bob Bratkowski (9th Year), Defensive Coordinator: Mike Zimmer (2nd Year)

Offense Rankings: No. 32 Overall, No. 32 Scoring, No. 30 Passing, No. 29 Rushing
Defense Rankings: No. 12 Overall, No. 19 Scoring, No. 15 Passing, No. 21 Rushing

Last Five Years: 38-42; Last Playoff Appearance: 2005; Last Playoff Victory: 1990 (41-14 Over the Houston Oilers)

2008 Draft: (1-9) LB Keith Rivers, (2-46) WR Jerome Simpson, (3-77) DT Pat Sims, (3-97) WR Andre Caldwell, (4-112) OT Anthony Collins, (5-145) DT Jason Shirley, (6-177) S Corey Lynch, (6-207) TE Matt Sherry, (7-244) LB Angelo Craig, (7-246) WR Mario Urrutia

Top Picks Last Five Years:
2008 – (1-9) LB Keith Rivers, USC
2007 – (1-18) CB Leon Hall, Michigan
2006 – (1-24) CB Johnathan Joseph, South Carolina
2005 – (1-17) LB David Pollack, Georgia
2004 – (1-26) RB Chris Perry, Michigan

Booms: S Madieu Williams (2nd Round 2004), OT Stacy Andrews (4th Round 2004), DE Jonathan Fenene (7th Round 2005), OT Andrew Whitworth (2nd Round 2006), Domata Peko (4th Round 2006), Anthony Collins (4th Round 2008)

Busts: RB Chris Perry (1st Round 2004), CB Keiwan Ratliff (2nd Round 2004), LB Caleb Miller (3rd Round 2004), LB David Pollack (1st Round 2005), LB Odell Thurman (2nd Round 2005), WR Chris Henry (3rd Round 2005), DE Frostee Rucker (3rd Round 2006), LB A.J. Nicholson (5th Round 2006), RB Kenny Irons (2nd Round 2006)

WR Laveranues Coles (Free Agent)
QB J.T. O’Sullivan (Free Agent)
P Ryan Plackemeier (Free Agent)


OT Stacey Andrews (FA-Philadelphia)
OG James Blair (Released)
CB Marcus Brown (Released)
DL Victor DeGrate (Released)
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (FA-Buffalo)
WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (FA-Seattle)
S Dexter Jackson (Released)


RB Cedric Benson
OLB Darryl Blackstock
TE Daniel Coats
FS Chris Crocker
RB DeDe Dorsey
CB Jamar Fletcher
DT Orien Harris
K Shayne Graham (Franchised)

2009 Picks:
Round 1, Selection 6
Round 2, Selection 6
Round 3, Selection 6
Round 4, Selection 6
Round 6, Selection 6
Round 7, Selection 6

Team Needs – Players of Interest (Day One):
1. Offensive Tackle:
Jason Smith, Baylor; Eugene Monroe, Virginia; Eben Britton, Arizona; William Beatty, UConn; Jamon Meredith, South Carolina
2. Center: Alex Mack, California; Max Unger, Oregon
3. Defensive End: Everette Brown, FSU; Brian Orakpo, Texas; Lawrence Sidbury, Richmond; Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech; Paul Kruger, Utah
4. Cornerback: Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State; Jairus Byrd, Oregon; D.J. Moore, Vanderbilt; Darius Butler, UConn; Sean Smith, Utah
5. Middle Linebacker: Rey Maualuga, USC; James Laurinaitis, OSU
6. Fullback: None

Photo Credit: College Press Box, Steve Slade/UConn Division of Athletics, USC