Originally Posted by bucksfan2
I am not in love with this draft.
I thought the Eifert pick was ok. It was more of a luxury pick than addressing a major need. In a draft where you needed to address RB, LB, and S taking a TE in the first is a gamble.
I really liked the Bernard pick. I like his explosiveness over the likes of Lacy. Lacy is too similar to BJGE and you also have to wonder if he benefited greatly from playing behind a pro oline in college.
I don't understand the Hunt pick. It reminds me too much of the Jerome Simpson pick of a few years ago. Again when you haven't addressed the major needs taking a flier in the 2nd round is risky.
Reports on the S from Georgia is that he is ready to start. I like that. I did like the Burkhead pick as well as the two OLmen taken. If Hawkenson can back up three OL spots I like that.
Overall I wish the Bengals had been more aggressive in moving up to get players they liked. They have been aggressive in trading but they like to trade down instead of up. The reality is don't be afraid to trade up to get a guy you like, especially when you consider that your not going to keep all 8 draftees on your roster.
As it turned out, I think Eifert was clearly the best pick at that point. I was hoping for a safety, but with Vaccaro and Reid off the board, anybody else would have been a reach. They were able to wait and get their top RB, so there was no point in getting one in the first. And I don't think the Bengals see LB as a huge need. I would have liked to see them take Arthur Brown (and I hate that the Ravens got him!), but they are apparently very comfortable with Rey manning the middle for the next two years.