April’s draft will be huge for the Bengals. Another solid draft by the coaches should solidify the cracks in last year’s team, and it could very possibly put the Bengals in position to finally end the drought of playoff wins.
Mock drafts are popping up like dandelions on my lawn in April, and many are not as smart as they pretend to be (at least where the Bengals are concerned). I am much more interested in what you, the WhoDeyFans, have to say about the draft.
I see different strategies proposed on which positions to pick first, so let’s have a study group and compare notes. I am mainly interested in position, but comments on players are encouraged. I want to learn your strategy for the draft.
I think most of us would agree that the biggest needs are running back, guard, corner and safety. Some of you might put a receiver or a D-lineman in the group. Where would you target each position to maximize the Bengals draft? Please go at least 3 rounds deep, further if you want.
Personally, I am all about the offensive and defensive lines, so I would go like this:
- Rd 1A: SS (Mark Barron)
- Rd 1B: OG (Cordy Glenn)
- Rd 2: CB (Chase Minnifield)
- Rd 3: RB (Isaiah Pead)
- Rd 4: WR (Tommy Streeter?)
I consider CB a bigger need than S, but after Barron the field is thin and the drop-off is steep. I know that some of you will prefer to take a RB in round 1, but I follow the theory that a good back behind a good line is better than a great back behind a mediocre line.
That’s my draft strategy. Tell me yours and convince me it is better.