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Are we able to go best player available?



I loved our draft last year. Really, the only player I felt we NEEDED was a speed back, and I thought any of our picks in the first three rounds could yield that dynamic change of pace guy of which our offense was thirsting. Until Smith resigned I approached the draft with apprehension. Offensive tackle, safety, linebacker were all needs that I felt had to be addressed, but when the smith deal was announced, I felt much more at ease. " Zimmer will figure out the secondary and the linebacker cores" I said, " the trenches are set". It was a draft that every fan wants to have, waiting for playmakers that can only make us better.

Eifert, then Gio! It was great!

i don't think we are in the same position this year. I feel apprehension. The o-line was better with Collins in last year, Cook is gone (good move I think, but is Pollack dependable), and we have lost depth and gained age at key positions. Zimmer isn't there anymore, so I can't trust that the defense will be solid regardless of personnel. I hope hall comes back healthy, Newman is getting to be too far past his prime to lock down anyone, jones is a wild card (could be in the pro bowl, or jail at the end of next season.....and I'm a mountaineer, so it hurts to say that). Atkins is recovering from major injury, Johnson is gone. And the strong safety position still wasn't a big help last year. So there are some serious questions I think.

Corner has to be addressed right? O-line has to be addressed right? Rush end? Outside linebacker? Safety? I wish we could sit back and pull the trigger on BPA no matter the position, but I just don't think we improve unless we draft o-line and corner in the first three rounds. Who thinks differently? Give me some positivity going into the draft, so I can get excited again.

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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