This is something I noticed about Mike Brown's recent drafts and selections. Another member of the Cincy Jungle community reminded me of this on a story about who really made the Andy Dalton pick (sorry about forgetting your username).
In 09, Mike Brown took offensive tackle Andre Smith from Alabama. That year the Bengals were in desperate need of a protector for Carson's blind side and most mock drafts all over the internet had the bengals taking him. Then in '10, we take Gresham, another consensus pick in most mock drafts. To be honest I think Mike Brown was really his usual clueless self during those drafts, but the fact that Dalton won over Mallet with support from the coaching staff shows us that maybe Brown is starting to open his ears to other opinions. Because ya know, to Mike Brown, his word is law. I was scared like hell when I saw Adam Schefter's tweet but thank goodness Brown took some good advice.
If this team plays well in a few years, which is not a stretch with all the key pieces they have in place, Brown maybe may have no major need soon. So when that happens, we'll really see if Mike Brown uses the internet to make his draft picks.