2010 trade could be a factor this year
Updated: April 27, 2011, 12:30 AM ETBy Todd McShay
I was told by a source that Cincinnati Bengals defnsive line coach Jay Hayes was spotted in recent days boarding a plane leavin Mobile, Ala., which is interesting because Auburn DT Nick Fairley lives in Alabama. Now, for all we know Hayes was in the area visiting family, but my source did point out that the Bengals have a history of pulling the trigger on players like Fairley who are character risks. Cincinnati picks fourth overall and that might be a bit high for Fairley, but it's possible the Bengals have been contacted by one of the other quarterback-needy teams picking in the top 12 and targeting Missouri's Blaine Gabbert.
Why might the Panthers be feeling more urgency than usual? Why might their options be limited? ESPN Insiders get the answers.