Originally Posted by DTCromer
Signing Andre Smith for $1 would've been a waste of money. Aside from the fact that he's a fat slob, what else would he offer the team? His strong suit isn't even as a pass blocker and that was the Bengals main concern. He's a head case and everyone knew it.
The blame falls squarely on the Bengals.
I was surprised when the Bengals drafted Smith, to say the least.
While we certainly needed an OT, Smith wasn't the guy, IMO.
With the 6th pick, there were plenty of better athletes on the board that played other positions than OT.
Eugene Monroe (although he shouldn't have been a top 10, IMO)
Brian Orakpo (the guy I really wanted the Bengals to take)
If we really had our heart set on an OT, then we could have traded down to take Eugene Monroe, or Michael Oher. We certainly didn't need to waste the 6th pick on Andre Smith.