2010 NFL Draft: Should the Cincinnati Bengals Consider Earl Thomas?

March 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Recent reports have indicated Texas safety Earl Thomas will visit the Cincinnati Bengals April 1-2 to see what type of impact he could have on Mike Zimmer's defense for the 2010 season. Considered by many to be selected in the first round, Thomas is arguably one of the top safeties in this year's draft class, which may make the Bengals want to consider focusing on the future.
Last season, the Bengals' defense were among one of the best in the NFL when it came to stopping the run; they finished fourth overall. Zimmer seems to have his duo at safety with Roy Williams and Chris Crocker, but that doesn't mean Cincinnati should stay away from using their 21st pick to select a player like Thomas if still available.
While Crocker has three years remaining on his four-year deal, the recent one-year signing of Williams could be considered as a second test run for the Bengals.
Williams signed with Cincinnati following his release from the Dallas Cowboys after the 2008 season. Afte...

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