So with the regular season over and the Raiders out of the playoffs ESPN posted the order of the first 20 picks and our first round pick from the Raiders falls at 17. There has been mixed opinion as to whether or not the Bengals should draft Trent Richardson in the first round if he fell to them. Looking at the draft order it looks like Richardson might actually be a possibility. Most teams drafting ahead of the Bengals have established RBs. The only team I think might consider RB is the Browns due to their questions regarding Hillis and Hardesty (health and ability). I am high on Richardson, but I don't think a RB in the first round is smart. However, I can't say that I would be extremely disappointed if he did in fact become a Bengal.
Based on what we know with regards to draft order and the needs of those teams can anyone offer an educated guess as to what players will likely fall to the Bengals at the 17th pick. I'd be really interested to hear your opinions.
Pumped to be in the playoffs. Many good years to come!