Found May 02, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
17. CB Dre Kirkpatrick BI liked Kirkpatrick a little better at 21 for the Bengals (26th on my board) and I’m not sure any team from 18-20 would have taken him and if they had, that’s not too bad because this was a very, very deep cornerback class. This isn’t a terrible pick, however, because it at least fills a need.27. G Kevin Zeitler C-I really don’t like this pick. There’s nothing wrong with Zeitler, a borderline 1st/2nd round prospect in my book. He also fills a major need. However, why didn’t they just take DeCastro at 21? Was the difference between DeCastro (one of the top interior line prospects of the decade) and Zeitler (there’s a Zeitler pretty much every year) worth a late 3rd round pick? The Bengals picked a bad time to make their first day trade since 2004. If they hadn't passed on DeCastro, this would have been a B.53. DT Devon Still AThey love rotation on the defensive line and Still is an excellent value in the middle of the 2ndround. Defensive tackle wasn’t a ma...
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