Re: Draft: Offensive Line
I would rather see a Guard or Center and/or TE drafted in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. They could do ok with Whit at RT if they were smart enough to make that move and upgrade Ghuchiac, who frankly isn't very good.
They will HAVE to use Free Agency this year if they want to address their biggest needs - they're not going to find the quality of LB they need in the mid-rounds for instance - but they could use at least 2 starting caliber LB's.
Protecting Palmer is absolutely key to their success for many years - skimping on interior o-lineman or not having a long term plan there is stupid.
But this is the Bengals, and they "do what they do," which is make the wrong decisions and operate in a cheap, short-sighted manner.
Frankly I have little hope for them or the future despite having a top 5 caliber QB - they are wasting it away with not a single playoff win and one appearance to show for it after 5 years already. Pretty pathetic. And the natives are growing restless, including Palmer.
As we saw last season, Palmer is currently being "Bungalized" finally along with Chad and TJ.
Another losing or mediocre season and all 3 of those guys are going to want out and someone is going to end up holding out and causing a lot of problems for them.