C - NYG
Week 8 Outlook
The Bengals first-round draft pick Billy Price has informed everyone via his Twitter account that he is fully cleared from his pectoral injury that he suffered while at the NFL Combine.
Most wondered if Price would fall in the draft after tearing a pectoral muscle at the NFL Combine and needing surgery on it, but as word leaked out that he should be ready for training camp, his stock didn't fall much at all. The Bengals took him in the first-round in an attempt to continue rebuilding their offensive line that looked lost without Andrew Whitworth and Kevin Zeitler last season. Price is likely to be a starter on day one and should be the guy handing the ball to Andy Dalton. If both he and recently-acquired left tackle Cordy Glenn work out, the Bengals offense could prove to be much more efficient this year. Price's presence helps not only the passing-game, but he should help provide some bigger holes for Joe Mixon and the run-game.
With the 21st overall pick in the draft, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Ohio State interior lineman Billy Price.
It's shocking to see the Bengals pass on Connor Williams who plays a more important position, but at least the Bengals realize they need to upgrade the offensive line. After trading for Cordy Glenn this offseason and now drafting Price, they should have a bit more freedom in their play-calling. It wouldn't shock us to see them continue to add to the offensive line throughout the draft. Price did tear his pectoral muscle at the NFL Combine, but after a successful surgery, he's expected to be ready for the start of training camp. At the very least, this pick should help boost Joe Mixon's value in fantasy drafts.
Former Ohio State offensive lineman Billy Price partially tore his pectoral muscle while doing the bench press at the NFL Combine on Thursday.
It's obviously a massive blow to the potential first-round pick. As an interior lineman who can play both guard and center, there were likely multiple teams looking into him. After an MRI, they have still yet to determine whether or not surgery is needed, but it's not a great situation. Price is surely to fall down draft boards, though it's now a question as to how far.