The Bengals are deep enough on the defensive line they could draft a player who might need time to develop. They found that guy in Estonian discus thrower Margus Hunt, who took up football in 2009.
He’s now officially a professional football player, as according to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals signed their second-round pick today.
Hunt’s an interesting prospect, with long arms and a unique ability to block kicks (17 in college, which is a record). And because he’s surrounded by talent up front, he has time to learn more football.