The Bengals have apparently brought in Georgia RB Knowshon Moreno to Paul Brown Stadium and he is believed to be very high on their list. One man, one glorious media outlet, has finally said what WDR wanted to hear. This is a bad idea. The Bengals need an OT in the first round. They have a healthy Carson Palmer, they re-signed Cedric Benson, now they need to block. Open up holes, create a running game again, punish your opponents. If you can get Moreno in round 2, that would be a steal, but in round 1, they NEED a tackle.
"Our take on running backs (as if anyone cares) is that we’d use a
first-round pick on a ball carrier only if we were convinced that the
guy was going to be Walter Payton, Barry
Put simply, there are too many guys who can move the chains if they get a crease. So the only reason, in our view, to burn a first-round pick on a tailback would be to get a guy who has a real chance of becoming truly special."
I, as an avid college football watcher, think Moreno will have a very good career in the NFL, maybe great, and I would love to see him tag team the AFC North with Ced Benson, but if the Bengals want to win this year, and compete with the Steelers and ravens, they need BLOCKING.
What if they trade down you say? Good question. As Mike Florio also states in his article, "Meanwhile, we continue to believe, for no specific reason, that the Bengals are targeting Alabama tackle Andre Smith." If the Bengals can trade down (A LOT) to the middle/bottom of the first round and get extra valuable picks, I think that is when you contemplate drafting "Man Boobs" Smith. He is still very talented and could be an anchor on the Bengals offensive line, it is just a giant leap to take him at #6.
Draft Jason Smith (who will be gone) at 6, draft Eugene Monroe (who will be gone) at 6, if B.J Raji turns out to be clean (who knows if he failed the test or not) draft at 6, DO NOT draft a WR, RB, or "Man Boobs" Smith.
Viva la Revolucion.