Time Running Out for Andre Smith, Bengals’ Former First Round Pick

August 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

How could it all go so horribly wrong?
Andre Smith's fall from grace has by no means gone unnoticed. The images of Smith running the 40 shirtless have been lampooned by what seems like every sports site on the web.
It has left the Bengals organisation disgruntled, with Marvin Lewis making it clear that Smith is simply running out of time, with patience dwindling.
Andre Smith came loaded with promise. During high school recruiters called Smith "one of the most dominant offensive line prospects in the last 10 years" (Rivals.com). He went on to become only the fourth O-line freshman to ever start for the Alabama Crimson Tide, playing in all 13 games and recording 62 pancake blocks and even a touchdown. This resulted in Freshman All-American honours.
Smith continued to rack up awards in college, culminating in winning the Outland Trophy in 2009 as well as sharing the Jacobs Blocking Trophy and receiving an All-Southeastern conference selection.
What came next was w...

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