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Bengals Draft Washington Speed Demon John Ross With 9th Overall Pick

By: Alex Marcheschi

The Bengals chose to reward Andy Dalton with a dynamic weapon after letting two pillars of his offensive line walk this offseason by taking John Ross, the former Washington WR who ran the fastest 40 in combine history.

Marvin has already been quoted as saying you can “feel this guy playing” when you watch his tape, and I have to agree:

His speed on that reverse was shocking. But, he did tear his ACL and meniscus in his left knee in college, and he also dealt with a shoulder injury last year. It was definitely a high risk, high reward pick. Taking Foster or Hooker would have been the safer, smarter move, but offense appears to be king in the Bengals eyes. We’ll see how it works out, all we know for now is that Andy now has a Ferrari to go along with the Bentley that is AJ Green. If Eifert can get healthy, he’ll have a whole fleet to rely on.

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