Originally Posted by Benihana
Very early, but my top 4 wish list for the Bengals currently looks like:
1. Manti Te'o ILB Notre Dame
2. Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia
3. Alec Ogletree ILB Georgia
4. Kenny Vaccaro SS Texas
With the two second round picks, I'd love to get a WR and whichever they don't get in round 1 (LB or SS):
Keenan Allen WR California
Cordarelle Patterson WR Tennessee
Terrance Williams WR Baylor
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee
Khaseem Greene LB Rutgers
Anthony Barr LB UCLA
Matt Elam S Florida
Any of the Georgia safties
In the third round, I'd love to get a RB.
If they can come out of the top 3 rounds with a LB, SS, WR and RB, they should be in good shape.
The Bengals biggest need is a play maker in the back 7. I do think Maualuga has come along recently but I don't think he is the answer at MLB going forward.
I may get lit up by the ND faithful but I wonder how good of a player Te'o will be in the NFL. He is a very good college LB whose star got a little too big this season. There is something to be said for being in the right place at the right time on defense, and he is exactly the type of player you want as the face of your franchise, but will he be a good NFL player? Is he quick enough laterally?
As for the Georgia LB's are they good/great because of each other? I think Jones would be a great get but I don't think he will be there when the Bengals draft. I think RB is needed and needs to be addressed with one of the first 3-4 picks. If a WR slips I would jump all over him in the 2nd.
My wish list would be