Nov 2, 2013; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans cornerback Darqueze Dennard (31) looks at Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Jehu Chesson (86) during the third quarter at Spartan Stadium. Spartans beat the Wolverines 29-6. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals Select Darqueze Dennard


The Cincinnati Bengals have drafted Darqueze Dennard Cornerback out of Michigan State with the 24th pick in the NFL Draft.

Dennard becomes the newest Cincinnati Bengals off a Big 10 championship season at Michigan State in 2013. Dennard becomes the first Michigan State Spartan to be selected in the first round in 11 years.

Cincinnati was in the market for a cornerback to help out an again secondary as they look to become younger at the position. Currently the Bengals have Adam Jones, Terrance Newman, Leon Hall and Dre Kirkpatrick at the position.

Newman turns 36 this September, Jones is 31 a tad old for the position, Leon Hall is one of the best corners in the league when he is healthy although the Bengals not be able to afford him following the 2014 season. Kirkpatrick will now be joined by Dennard as the young guns at the position.

Dennard had a great 2013 season and a good showing at the NFL Combine. Dennard had 4 interceptions, 10 passes defended and 52 tackles last season.

The Bengals made the correct pick although fans may have wanted a quarterback.

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