McShay: Green Better for the Bengals than Jones at Wide Receiver

There has been a lot of debate lately about the wide receiver position lately. Should the Bengals select A.J. Green with the No. 4 overall pick in April's draft? Should they select Julio Jones instead? Should they even select a wide receiver that early in the first round?

Everybody has a different opinion on the subject. While Josh believes that drafting a wide receiver that early in the first round is a mistake, I kind of like the idea of having A.J. Green on the roster for the next few years.

ESPN's Todd McShay did weigh in on whether or not the Bengals should draft one of the talented wide receivers in the first round, but he did say that if they do decide to take a receiver at No. 4, it should be Georgia's Green.

"There's been a lot of talk about Jay Gruden's offense needing a blocker and I get that," McShay said. "Get A.J. Green to block better. He's big and strong. Is his effort and focus always there? No, but if that's what you need out of your receiver, get him to do that."

Green has been the top name on the wide receiver list for a long time, but when Alabama's Julio Jones ran a 4.39 second 40-yard dash at the combine, it turned some heads. Jones' ability to block has also made some people believe, including Sports Illustrated's Peter King, that hey may be higher than Green on the Bengals' big board.

McShay believes otherwise, though.

"Julio Jones is very, very, very good, but A.J. Green is special," McShay said. "... That's why if I was the Bengals and I decided I'm picking a receiver and choosing between these two, I wouldn't waste a minute turning in the card for A.J. Green."

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