Re: 2012 Bengals discussion
I didn't love the Green pick either, until they drafted Andy Dalton to go along with it, and thought it was a great combination of picks to move this team forward. The team had so many holes last season, they almost couldn't have gone wrong, but to nail home runs on their 1st two picks was huge for this franchise. For a team that drafted so poorly in the 90s, they've really nailed their drafts since the turn of the century more or less (05 & 08 were real crappers, while in '04 looks weak thans to the Chris Perry signing, but is made up for in solid depth provided by Williams and Geathers)
This year's draft, I'm zoning into 4 spots that I think need immediate boosts, if they can find answers as solidly as they did last year for 3 of these spots thru the 1st 3 rounds, they'll be in good shape. Gaurd, WR, RB, CB. Ideally, I'd love to see them land a Gaurd/CB combo in the 1st, a RB in the 2nd or 3rd and best available at the other spot in the 2nd or 3rd. However, I keep having the feeling that a WR is coming off the board at 17 or 21. I probably won't like it at the time, but a speedster opposite Green w/ Jordan Shipley and Greshman filling in holes underneath could open this offense a ton. I may not "love" it at the time, when it happens, but I might love the end result.