5 Worst-Case Scenarios for Cincinnati Bengals’ First-Round Pick

5 Worst-Case Scenarios for Cincinnati Bengals' First-Round Pick

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The Cincinnati Bengals' first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft could turn cheers to jeers in the worst-case scenario.

5. Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

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5. Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

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The worst-case scenario for the Cincinnati Bengals in the first-round of the NFL Draft wouldn't be drafting CB Bradley Roby: it would be Roby turning out to be another ongoing project like former first-round CB Dre Kirkpatrick.

4. Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama

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4. Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama

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If the Cincinnati Bengals opt for an offensive lineman in the first round with pick No. 24, the worst-case scenario would be that the team picks Alabama tackle Cyrus Kouandjio and he becomes an injury bust from day one.

3. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

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3. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

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Unless the Cincinnati Bengals decide to open the bank vault for QB Andy Dalton before the draft, the team would be ill-advised to let a top, pro-ready QB like Teddy Bridgewater pass them by at pick No. 24.

2. Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana

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2. Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana

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The worst-case scenario for the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round of the NFL Draft could be if the team reaches for a talented but risky pick like WR Cody Latimer and he doesn't adapt to the NFL.

1. Marcus Martin, C, USC

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1. Marcus Martin, C, USC

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Center Marcus Martin of USC would be a great draft pick for the Cincinnati Bengals -- just not in the first round. The worst-case scenario for the Bengals is to reach for a player based on team need.


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