(Login psychostats) MikeBrownSucks.com Forum Moderator Posted Apr 26, 2012 9:17 PM
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And long-time Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander all but anointed Zeitler the starting right guard when ask if he'd start: "That's the definition of a first-round pick...Every one I've had has."
Alexander was referring to his first round-picks since he became the line coach in 1995: Right tackle Willie Anderson in 1996, left tackle Levi Jones in 2002, and right tackle Andre Smith in 2009. It's the first time the Bengals have ever taken a guard in the first round, but Alexander compared the 6-3, 315-pound Zeitler to the best of his guards.
"He's as tough as (Matt) O'Dwyer, as smart as (Mike) Goff, as tenacious as Nate (Livings)," Alexander said. "I haven't really had anyone quite like him. He's unique."
He's also brilliant. As well as being able to back up at center, he reportedly had a 40 (out of 50) on the Wonderlic test at the combine and he said Thursday night he had more than a 3.0 grade point average in college as well as finishing in the top 20 of his high school class in Lutheran High School in Wisconsin.