We're all in the process of gearing up for the draft, we're in hardcore mode, craving the team and sport we love so much. Some of us are keeping a mental countdown to the beginning of the 2012 draft - football season never really ends for us. I spend time on the Vikings site, I've been a lifelong fans of the Vikings as well a Bengals fan. The other day one of their fans posted a draft guide that impressed me. After reading the Vikes guide, I got a little envious, where is the Bengals version of this wonderful team created draft guide?
Spending some time on the mothership's website, I found a few draft stories of interest for all to read, but no draft guide. An overview of past Bengals drafts, a collection of draft profiles for 2012, rankings of prospect depth versus the Bengals needs, a deeper look at specific prospects and positions, a listing of our current 1st round picks on the roster, a breakdown of Bengal draft methodology under Marvin, and a story about the local prospects making a run at the NFL dream. Not one link or hint of a true 2012 Bengals draft guide.
At this point I decided to attack the quest from the other end, using Google and an asset search for the url "Prod.static.bengals.clubs.nfl.com" which might yield a hidden gem or two. Maybe I can find the Bengal's 2012 draft guide there. Nope. The Bengal's 2011 Media Guide can be found there. As can the team's complete draft history for the franchise, a chronological history of the Bengals, and the 2011 opening day press release for the Cleveland Browns game.
At this point I sighed, deciding to head over to Hobson's twitter and ask if he would look into creating a Bengal's Draft Guide.