With the #6 pick in the 2009 MHR Community Mock Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select....
OT, Michael Oher, Ole Miss
Round 1, Pick #6 overall
GM Duke TC
Details of the pick after the jump...
From GM Duke TC: The Cincinnati Bengals have a long history of disappointing fans on draft day. The first five picks of the 2009 draft were tough for any Bengals fan to swallow. With pressing needs at tackle, defensive tackle, linebacker, and to a lesser extent wide receiver, it was particularly hard to see the elite talent slipping away. For this reason, I was looking for potential draft partners to trade down in the draft. The most appealing involved a swap with the giants that would have allowed for more significant rebuilding. BJ Raji was a tempting pick but the Bengals ranked 32nd in the league with 245 ypg and 32nd in the league with 12.8 ppg. Although Michael Oher is the third tackle selected in this draft, he was high on our board due to his massive frame and unmatched athleticism. Four years as a starter in the SEC provides Oher the necessary experience to make an impact from day one and help protect Carson Palmer's delicate left knee and right elbow for years to come. A brief look into Oher's past provides reassurance that he will be a positive influence in the Bengals' tumultuous locker room.
Commish's Thoughts: Oher is my favorite O-line Prospect in the 2009 draft, and I think the Bengals need a huge dose of what he provides. Is it too late for the Bengals to regain their offensive mojo? He is a huge upgrade in the passblocking department, and he should pick up on NFL runblocking quickly and be playing like a stud before the end of the season.
Enjoy this scouting tape provided by the Bengals front office:
ON THE CLOCK
The Oakland Raiders are up next. The buzz from our 'sources' is that the phone lines have been hot with oakland trying desperately to move back in the first, but it can be easier said than done...
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Round 1, Pick #6 Overall
GM V. Money
- Detroit Lions: McDah OLB Aaron Curry, Wake Forest
- St.Louis Rams: 53guys OT Jason Smith, Baylor
- Kansas City Chiefs: Papisan DE/OLB Brian Orakpo, Texas
- Seattle Seahawks: Denver_Native OT, Eugene Monroe, Virginia
- Cleveland Browns: Zappa WR, Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech
- Cincinnati Bengals: DukeTC OT, Michael Oher, Ole Miss
- Oakland Raiders: V. Money ON THE CLOCK
- Jacksonville Jaguars: gunnermc ON DECK
- Green Bay Packers: Broncosorbust
- San Francisco 49ers: Elway's Ghost
- Buffalo Bills: Rep56
- Denver Broncos: broncofan91
- Washington Redskins: Chawkins06
- New Orleans Saints: gnarlybroncodude
- Houston Texans: PredominantlyOrange
- San Diego Chargers: Sadaraine
- New York Jets: danelama
- Chicago Bears: Combat Chuk
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: OrangeCrush4082
- (Dallas Cowboys) Lions: BDAWKisaBRONC
- Philadelphia Eagles: ejruiz
- Minnesota Vikings: War Eagle Aubie
- New England Patriots bronco-Maine-iac
- Atlanta Falcons: Stovie47
- Miami Dolphins: adamriggs
- Baltimore Ravens mla2131
- Indianapolis Colts: chikndnnr
- (Carolina Panthers) Eagles: bcfunk
- New York Giants: Russ
- Tennessee Titans: Broncoman
- Arizona Cardinals: Calibroncoboy
- Pittsburgh Steelers: PABroncofan