Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 4/23/13
Let us just jump into the meat and potatoes of what I would want from the Bengals' draft.  Priority No. 1 would be to get away from Andy Dalton, but I understand we won't be doing that so I'd focus on West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin.  Now I won't go all Mike Ditka and give up my whole draft for him but he is my favorite player in the draft.  I would trade up for him if I could. I just believe he would really help Dalton and this offense.  Most likely he will be gone by the time the Bengals are on the clock, with his draft stock skyrocketing over the past few months.Round 1, pick 21:I like Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia, since Tavon will be gone.  I like anyone replacing Rey and I loved the last ILB we got from Georgia, Odel Thurman. He is fast used to play safety so will be good in coverage.  He is a little light but I feel like the easy think to do in the NFL is put on weight.Round 2, pick 37:  Here I would like to to go with Robert Woods, WR, USC, I think getting help for Dalton is paramount and I believe he is the best route runner in the draft. If not available lets go with DJ Hayden CB, Houston, I think he is the best CB in the draft even better than Millner.  You get Hayden and move Kirkpatrick to safety and pair him with Nelson we might have something.Round 2, pick 53:Margus Hunt, DE, SMU -- I like as a strong DE.  He is raw but talented.  He is big, strong and fast.  He can't help on the run and bump inside on passing downs next to Geno Atkins.Round 3, pick 84:Christine Michael, RB, TAMU or Knile Davis, RB, Arkansas.  I just want to get rid of the Law Firm.  He averages around 3.9 yards a carry, I'm not interested.  Both RBs are over 215lbs and both run sub 4.46 40 times.Round 4, pick 118:Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas He is just a pure speed guy.  If we can't get Tavon lets just improve the team speed.  He ran the fastest 40 at the combine and has a track background.  Lets have him run off some coverage for AJRound 5, pick 156:Shawn Williams, S, Georgia good safety for a good program.  He has size and speed worth giving a shot to get rid of Taylor Mays aka Rey of the secondary.Round 5, pick 190:Target the best QB left on the board. Let's push Dalton or set the stage for replacing him.  Jay Gruden might like to see if his offense could meet its full potential with a NFL arm.Round 6, pick 197:Chris Gragg, TE, Arkansas he ran a 4.46 and was a receiver so he should be able to beat LBs and Safeties.  He is a bit of a project but its the 6th round, they all are projects at this point.Round 7:Whatever player has some talent.
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