Bengals Go Big at the Wide Out Spot – Take Georgia WR Green with the Fourth Pick

The Bengals are in a flux in the wide out spot, with both Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens being free agents, and they addressed that need on Thursday night by taking the best wide out in the draft with Georgia wide out A.J. Green. The team likely will go with a QB sometime in the next 1-2 rounds.

Here’s our scouting report on Green:

Strengths: Has excellent height for the position. Played in a pro-style offense and was asked to run a complete route tree. Has very good hands and consistently snatches the ball in the air; will fight to catch passes at the highest point with defenders around. Not a long strider despite his long and rangy frame; releases off the line very quickly to close the cushion. Does a very good job selling his routes with his footwork and putting the defender where he wants him. Is extremely effective on play-action passes and can blow past cornerbacks who take their eyes off him for a brief second. Fearless and isn’t shy about contact when catching passes in traffic; will expose his body to make the play between the safety and cornerback. Can set a defender up by slowing down his release and then suddenly bursting inside to win leverage.

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