|Green has great ability and was simply too talented to pass on.|
Even if it meant adding draft picks.
When the Bengals were on the clock yesterday with the fourth pick in the draft, rumor has it that the Atlanta Falcons offered them a pretty tempting trade package. The trade would give Atlanta the #4 overall pick and move the Bengals to #27 overall. The Bengals would have also received the Falcons' second and fourth round picks this year, as well as next year's first and fourth round pick. That is a great offer and one the Bengals considered. But, Cincinnati fans tend to criticize everything the Bengals do and usually it is rightfully so. However, there is no way fans should be upset, hurt or worried about this decision and here's why.
A.J. Green is the best offensive player in the draft and a guy that will be successful in this league. If you’re the Bengals why not get the best player available? You would probably respond with “Because we're sooo bad and they need help everywhere!” All right we need help everywhere, but we still have seven picks in this years draft. We can fill some holes and one of those holes is now filled with the best offensive talent in the draft. Quantity over quality? I don't like that argument because I want great players. Great players help form great teams. The Bengals are not a great team and they are not a team like the Colts or the Patriots who can develop average players into great ones. Relax Cincinnati; Mike Brown made the RIGHT decision (I know it doesn't happen often). In Green's draft profile guess how many areas of concern there were? None! I'm sorry that we didn't trade down so we could stockpile guys who have mediocre talent or players that fell in the draft because of character issues. I like a guy with no question marks and A.J. Green fits the bill perfectly. He is going to be an NFL success and depending on the quarterback has a shot to be rookie of the year. I am going to go on the record and say I am starting to hope Carson comes back. He can help the QB we draft and make things easier for him. What rookie QB wouldn't want to have a hard working freak of nature at Wide Receiver. Playmakers are rare and the Bengals got one. The Bengals got the BEST player available and addressed a major need. Don’t fret Bengals fans, Rejoice!
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