Cincinnati Bengals: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford
We're going to have a much better idea of whom the Bengals will be targeting at No. 9 prior to next Thursday. I'll be much more confident next week, but we've heard that Marvin Lewis has very high regard for Solomon Thomas
. As of now, I think he'll be the pick if he's available. He'd make sense for a Cincinnati squad that struggles to pressure the quarterback on the edge.
Thomas is mocked widely at No. 2 to the 49ers, and he could go that high. However, we've been told by some teams that they don't view Thomas as favorably. He's a pretty polarizing prospect, and he has a wide destination range as a result.