By Robb Hoff @NFLNostradamus on September 1, 2014
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has to love what he sees from his latest bumper crop of draft picks after the Bengals struck it rich in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Lavelle Westbrooks won't be on the roster this year after being placed on the injured/reserve list, but he showed enough in his preseason stint to warrant his status as a seventh-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Overshadowed by higher-profiled teammates at LSU, James Wright showed enough preseason promise as a seventh-round pick of the 2014 NFL Draft to best Cobi Hamilton for a roster spot with the Cincinnati Bengals, who might need Wright to bounce back quickly from a concussion to help fill the void left by the injured Marvin Jones.
The Cincinnati Bengals hit another ringer at linebacker with the sixth-round selection of Marquis Flowers in the 2014 NFL Draft. Flowers won't start, but his athleticism and pugnacious mentality will serve the Bengals well on special teams and as a reserve on defense.
Celebrated quarterback A.J. McCarron had to wait until the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft before the Cincinnati Bengals selected him, and even after a longer preseason wait due to injury, McCarron is still poised to be a viable third QB when he's eligible to be added to the roster in six weeks.
The Cincinnati Bengals astutely traded up to the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft to snatch center Russell Bodine, who has quickly and thoroughly inserted himself as the leader of an offensive line that will pave the way for the Bengals' offense.
Make no mistake: Will Clarke is no Michael Johnson, at least not yet. However, the third-round pick of the 2014 NFL Draft has shown he'll be stout depth for the Bengals' defensive line this year, and is potentially a future starter.
When the Cincinnati Bengals selected RB Jeremy Hill in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the writing was on the wall that BenJarvus Green-Ellis was on his way out, which indeed happened after Hill showed how dynamic of an all-around back he is during preseason play.
Darqueze Dennard may have been the easiest and quickest first-round draft pick that the Cincinnati Bengals have ever made, and the cornerback has shown he's worth the pick despite being limited in preseason due to a hip injury.
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