With the 2008 NFL draft approaching, many mock drafters have already decided where they think all the 1st round hopefuls will go, but as we all know, it always changes. I was however intrigued to see this quote from Cincinnati Enquirer Bengals beat writer Mark Curnutte concerning Sedrick Ellis.
Many mock drafts have Ellis, the talented Southern Cal defensive tackle, falling to the Bengals with the ninth overall pick. The Bengals, including defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, were at the Southern Cal pro day workouts last week, according to USA Today. An astounding 25 NFL prospects worked out. Linebacker Keith Rivers stole the show, according to the paper.
But Ellis outdid his workout performance at the NFL scouting combine in February. He was 11 pounds lighter, down to 297 pounds.
The Bengals and Saints, who pick at No. 10, already have arranged for Ellis to make pre-draft visits for a closer medical look.
This of course, would be brilliant. Ellis was a monster at USC, (58 tackles and 8.5 sacks as a senior) and we all know how much the Bengals need help on their DL. But with the luck the Bengals typically have, I say he gets picked off right before our choice.