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Draft unknowns rear their ugly head early in 2019

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals-Jonah Williams Press Conference The Cincinnati Enquirer-USA TODA

The hardest part of every NFL Draft is the unknown.

It is that unknown that lends to the uncertainty in the NFL draft.

In the last couple of seasons we have seen just these circumstances arise. This season, the poor Cincinnati Bengals have lost a blue chip offensive linemen Jonah Williams, the best offensive linemen in the draft for my money, for the season.

They made a priority to address the offensive line the last several seasons and have been repaid by under-performing and perpetually injured Cedric Ogbuehi and Jake Fisher... Now it is Williams.

It has hit the Bengals fans hard.

With Jonah Williams out, the Bengals’ situation at tackle just got tragic - Cincy Jungle
The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I can promise you, I have no freaking clue when the dawn is coming.

Examining the reasons for Jonah Williams’ injury and the fallout - Cincy Jungle
Who and what is to blame for the rookie’s season coming to a premature end? Where does the team go from here? We look at the recent, devastating news from a number of viewpoints.

A couple of seasons ago the Seattle Seahawks had their own issue, with Malik McDowell and an off the field ATV accident that lead to McDowell never playing a down for the Seahawks.

Seahawks ‘were not comfortable’ allowing Malik McDowell to try to continue playing, agent says | The Seattle Times
Agent Drew Rosenhaus said the Seahawks were exhaustive in their efforts to clear McDowell medically but that their doctors did not feel comfortable allowing him to play again.

Pete Carroll: Malik McDowell has ‘multiple’ injuries from ATV accident, will be out for ‘quite a while’ - Field Gulls
The chances of Malik McDowell playing a snap for the Seattle Seahawks this season are looking slim.

Why the details of Malik McDowell’s accident may never be known - Field Gulls
It has been nearly a year since the Seattle Seahawks used a second round pick on Malik McDowell, a physically talented defensive line prospect who has yet to take the field for the Seahawks due to...

Unknowns weigh heavy on the outcomes of NFL Draft picks... We have seen it first hand with Jonathan Cooper.

A great what if for the Cardinals.