Originally Posted by Benihana
I believe the draft is April 28-30. My order of preference for the Bengals goes like this:
1. Andrew Luck QB (will need more than "luck" for him to be available, although the Bengals have traded for the #1 pick with Carolina before)
2. Da'Quan Bowers DE
3. AJ Green WR
4. Nick Fairley DT
5. Robert Quinn DE
In the 2nd round, I'd like to see them take the best OL or S on the board.
I think the #1 pick will be available -- especially if no CBA has been signed with a rookie salary system by the date of the draft. I highly doubt Luck is going to CAR. My guess is that whoever is hired as their next head coach will get the gig by saying the magic words to ownership "I can win with Jimmy Clausen." That means no Luck for CAR.
Having said that, I think the Bengals would be wiser to concentrate on solving their issues up front on the O-Line and D-Line before moving into the QB search phase.