The draft really is about slotting talent value when you pick. You have needs and you have draft grades, so good drafting teams place value on players in need positions and figure out when they can grab them. Or when they should grab them. It often doesn't go to plan obviously, so I pose the question - would the Bengals have taken Crypien at 37 if Jags hadn't snatched him up, and hoped Bernard fell to them at 53, or did they value Bernard more than Crypien at that point in draft?
Also, would they have grabbed Greene if Bears hadn't grabbed him, instead of Porter?
What is clear to me is that Eifert was the best player on the Bengals board when they picked at 21 and they went for the gold, remember Smith hadn't signed at this point, so everything afterward was player value slotting against need.
Crypien or Bernard at 37?