Bengals Take Boom with 191st Pick

By Ramzy Nasrallah on April 28, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Boom Herron is a Cincinnati Bengal.

The Buckeyes' best tailback over the past three seasons will begin his professional career 200 miles south from where he began his prep career at Warren Harding. His quick feet and powerful bursts should suit him well as he attempts to find a role in the Cincinnati offense.

Despite only playing in seven games due to his role in Tatgate and another subsequent suspension, Herron was named one of the 2011 team captains by Luke Fickell. He leaves Columbus eighth in TDs and was a first-team all-B1G performer his junior season.

Boom graduated in December 2011 with a degree in African-American studies. He accumulated numerous highlight-worthy runs during his time in the Ohio State backfield.

The Bengals took him with the 21st pick in the sixth round, making him the third Buckeye drafted after Mike Adams and DeVier Posey. Currently, Mike Brewster is still waiting for his services to be called upon.


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