Feb 24, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd speaks at a press conference during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
The Cincinnati Bengals have had a need for a No. 2 wide receiver since Jerome Simpson departed for the Minnesota Vikings -- though one could argue they've been looking for a No. 2 receiver since losing to the Houston Texans during the 2011 Wild Card game. Justin Blackmon, a receiver that realistically stood no chance of falling to the Bengals at No. 17, was the first receiver selected during the 2012 NFL Draft -- drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars fifth overall.
Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd, a receiver that stood a realistic chance of falling to the Bengals at No. 17, ended that speculation after the Arizona Cardinals selected him at No. 13, pairing him with one of league's best receivers in Larry Fitzgerald.
That doesn't conclude the issue that Cincinnati still needs a No. 2 receiver. Fortunately for the team, the wide receiver position is fairly deep this year, finding talent beyond the first round.
Besides Floyd, the players we figured Cincinnati could be selecting are still on the board and yes, we still think it'll be an all-defense first round.