I hated the Green pick. Hated. Man I am stupid.
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.
Gilmore is flying up the draft board, no way he gets past 10. My thoughts are on a roll tide draft with the Bengals getting Upshaw and Kirkpatrick with their first two picks. Then you could see them go to WR in the second or RB depending on BPA.
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I'm starting to see a few more mocks that have the Bengals taking a defensive lineman with one of their #1s.
As I type this I guess I have different standars for drafts. Its all about making the right picks and picks that make sense. You can't really fault a team for picking Perry and Pollack when injuries derailed their careers.
S, OG, CB, LB, WR are all positions of need for me. I hope they don't reach for a WR or RB and take on that falls to them.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.
Looks like Simpson will be suspended for three games:
I really hope the Bengals pass on the guy.
How do we know he's not Mel Torme?
Part of me wants the Bengals to draft for the secondary and maybe a guard..... the other half wants to see us move up, grab Richardson, and have a pretty cool offensive team.
I think the smart move would be to grab a G and S/CB... and maybe a LB later on.
Give me Floyd and a Defensive Lineman.
Seems like the top corners will be off the board, Kirkpatrick will probably still be there, but he is a bigger corner and the Bengals need a guy that is more of speedster to match up on slot guys.
DeCastro will be gone, and from the sounds of it, the Bengals aren't enamored with Glenn in the first round.
I see the defensive linemen dropping. I haven't really looked at Coples, Poe, or Ingram. I didn't think they would be there. Coples has the label as not having a motor, Poe is a workout warrior, and Ingram has the dreaded short arms label.
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Full 7-round mock on NFL.com
Ah yes, the NFL Draft. The media spectacle that brings out "experts" who make huge amounts of cash being wrong most of the time. I love how the Mel Kiper, Jr. types cover their bases now by releasing 100 mock drafts, just so they can claim they got it right when a team picks just about any warm body.
I take a wait and see attitude. We'll see who the Bengals draft when they take them and we'll know how well it went for them in about 2-3 seasons.
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