Re: 2012-2013 Bengals Discussion
With the trade deadline coming and going uneventfully unfortunately, what do you see as the Bengals biggest needs heading into the offseason? I'd prioritize them like this:
1. LB- MLB if Burfict stays on the outside, OLB if he moves. Rey-Rey's time is up.
2. WR #2- I still don't see one on this roster. Dalton needs WEAPONS if this offense is ever going to be productive.
3. SS- This defense badly needs an Earl Thomas-like playmaker.
4. RB- See #2. BJGE is not the every-down back we need. At a minimum get a platoon partner that can break open a big play.
5. DE- I think Geathers time has passed. We need a significant pass rusher on the outside.
6. OL- Hopefully they re-sign Andre Smith and Boling continues to improve. But this is an area to watch.
And here are my favorite targets for the draft at this early juncture:
1. Manti Teo MLB Notre Dame
2. Jarvis Jones OLB/DE Georgia
3. Eric Reid S LSU
And in the second round:
1. Safties Kenny Vaccaro (Texas) or TJ McDonald (USC)
2. WR Justin Hunter (Tennessee) or Keenan Allen (Cal)
Last edited by Benihana; 11-01-2012 at 05:01 PM.