I was listening to ESPN radio today and Kyper (like a lot of people) said the Bengals had the best draft. He went as far to say he may pick the Bengals to win the AFC North. Really? Am I missing something?
I respected Jeff Fisher's comment that you have to be aware of the teams in your division and draft to beat them. Did the Bengals do that? I do not think so. They drafted a DB that cannot stay with T Smith from Baltimore or Wallace, and they do not have anyone on their roster to do so. From what I understand, he is a physical corner, not a cover speed guy to hang with the likes of Wallace.
Then they trade out of their 2nd first round pick and let the best guard prospect in some time fall in the Steelers lap.
The Bengals may have addressed their needs and they had a good draft in the subsequent rounds. I feel however they screwed up royally in the first round. They could have had DeCastro, but instead passed on him twice and drafted a DB who will get torched by the WR's in Baltimore and Pittsburgh.
Overall the Bengals did ok, but giving your rivals the best talent in his position in a decade and drafting a kid that does not match up perfect with your opponents just does not make sense to me.
Agree or disagree?