Originally Posted by Benihana
Agreed on all fronts.
Gresham may have been the worst Bengals first round pick since Akili Smith.* Hopefully Kirkpatrick doesn't enter that conversation.
*Especially when you consider he was the first TE taken in a draft that included Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski, and Aaron Hernandez.
Gresham is certainly a disappointment, but I think it is a bit of revisionist history to bring up Graham and Hernandez. I remember early in the draft Hernandez was thought to be the best receiving TE in that class but he had a failed drug test(s) at Florida. That is why he fell to the fourth round. Jimmy Graham was a basketball player at Miami and had a whopping one year of football in his life under his belt going into the draft. I don't think it is really fair to knock the Bengals for taking Gresham over either of those two, especially when every other team would have done the same.