Originally Posted by bucksfan2
I disagree. Urlacher, who was a S in college, has been a very solid pick. A guy like Partic Willis would look great as a bengal and he came from a similar spot to where the benglas pick. IMO that a DT is a far riskier pick than a LB especially high in the draft.
Sure it's less risky. The problem is that a LB like Patrick Willis becomes virtually a waste without a productive Dline in front of him. The Bengals drafting a LB right now would not turn this defense around. Mike Brown tried that route with Takeo Spikes and Brian Simmons and it failed miserably. The Bengals MUST get a play maker at DE and somehow get help in the interior of the Dline. Without that you are just wasting talent behind it.