Friday, April 26, 2013

Did the Bengals make the right first round draft pick?

Yesterday, the Cincinnati Bengals drafted Notre Dame Tight End Tyler Eifert. Hold on. The Bengals already have a good tight end in Jermaine Gresham, a guy they drafted first in 2010. And there were needs at safety and running back. So what
where the Bengals thinking?

First, let's take a look at Tyler Eifert. He's big. 6'6". 255 pounds. Of course, he's a tight end, so he better be. He's the cream of the crop. He can block. And most importantly, he catches any ball thrown near him. He'll exploit the seams in a defense. That means he'll be clutch.

Okay, so why pick Eifert when you've got a good tight end and depth at the position? The only thing I can think of is that the Bengals are going to use the two tight end offense more often. They better or else this pick is a luxury.

Fox Sports Analysis

Tyler Eifert Highlights

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