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Here we go.
Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis loves his Georgia pipeline, and it just so happens the Bulldogs have a senior quarterback set to tumble down the draft board due to injury and height concerns.
Aaron Murray stands at 6'1" and 208 pounds, but as CBS Sports' Dane Brugler points out, that is a weak argument against his stock:
Murray certainly has his detractors based off his college tape, but this is not a selection Cincinnati is making with the intention of giving him the starting job as a rookie.
No, Murray is a forward-looking move of the developmental kind with Andy Dalton having one year left on his rookie deal. As NFL Network's Albert Breer illustrates, the Bengals are deep enough to make this kind of move:
Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden has told the media he is not adverse to the idea of drafting a quarterback, per Lance McAlister of 700 WLW:
There is plenty to like about Murray, and his selection here in no way prevents the Bengals from bringing in a veteran at some point or a rookie in the 2015 draft. But Murray has upside and the Bengals need a better future option than Josh Johnson, because right now the future is blurry at best with Dalton under center.