The NFL Draft is now just a few days away, and everybody is trying to predict who will go where, and what teams will do. There has been a lot of speculation about the Cincinnati Bengals, and what direction they will go. They have a lot of options and several positions that could use addressing, including G, WR, S, CB, RB, and DE. With this kind of flexibility, they could also just draft the best player available. There is a growing debate among Bengals fans about what they should do with the pair of first round selections the team has.
For those who know me, or follow me on Twitter, you know my personal feelings toward Mike Brown. One issue that I have is the lack of identity for the team. Are they a passing team or a running team? Are they focused on defense or offense? They often seem to contradict their own philosophy with their acquisitions. That leads me to this year’s draft. First of all, let me make clear that I believe that Stanford guard David DeCastro will be taken before the Bengals first pick at #17. However, for the sake of this debate, he’s still available. The other part of this debate, Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd, also could be gone. A large number of people believe the Bengals will take Floyd over DeCastro if both are there. I whole-heartedly disagree, and I’ll explain why.