Cincinnati Bengals Select Oklahoma TE Jermaine Gresham With 21st Pick

April 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the 21st pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Oklahoma tight end Jermaine Gresham to provide another target for Carson Palmer.

The Bengals knew one of their top priorities this offseason was finding a solution to improve last year's 26th-ranked passing game that averaged just 180.6 yards per game. They were moving in the right direction by signing Antonio Bryant and Matt Jones , but there was still a need for improvement at wide receiver.
Now, the addition of Gresham provides the Bengals with an effective pass-catching tight end for the first time in Palmer's career, which should have an immediate impact in the passing game.

As far as team needs are concerned, Cincinnati entered the draft looking to improve at safety, wide receiver, tight end, and defensive end. Many were hoping for Texas safety Earl Thomas—who went to the Seahawks at No. 14—or South Florida defensive end Jason-Pierre Paul—who went to the Giants at N...

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