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Draft Scenario: What If...

There are a variety of ways the Bengals could go in this years draft.

Do they go offense?
Possibly grab a future #2 WR or reach and try to get the best RB in a relatively weak class?
Do they need to get a replacement for Andre?

Do they go Defense?
Finally address a safety position that has been a weakness for years?
Do they look to the future and get a pass rusher even though they have two great ones already?
Or put the nail in Maualuga's coffin and draft a linebacker?

Most of this offseason I have been of the opinion that we(yes WE, everybody who buys a ticket or a piece of Bengals Merchandise or even watches the game which drives advertising prices on local TV is part of the team) need to get a LB as that was our weakest position last year unless Vaccaro fell to 21.

After the combine and the apparent strength of the safety class this year I no longer think Vaccaro is a good option. Most Linebackers have been shuffling all over the boards so finding a good one is no certainty. The strength of this draft is supposed to be D-Line, but we don't need a DT, and DE would be a luxury.

I know many have been wishing for a second receiver, but lets face it, we were spoiled by AJ Green. Wide receivers don't usually jump in and contribute early. If we draft a WR, it will be for 2014. That might not be a bad thing though. After next year we will know if Sanu and Jones are what we need. If not, an early pick would be ready and waiting to be the guy.

Now here is the question. What if Jonathon Cooper is still on the board at 21? Yes, Warmack is supposed to be the better guard, but he is a mauler type, AKA exactly like Kevin Zeitler who I think everyone here is more than happy with at RG. Cooper is the more athletic guard better suited for LG. Boiling played alright last year, but he is no Pro-Bowler. This would definately be a luxury pick, but that would be a formidable interior with Zeitler and Cooper.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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