This was a difficult pick between the Cincinnati Bengals' two sensational rookies, A.J. Green and Andy Dalton.
In reality, neither one of them will be traded this offseason. However, in choosing one, the decision came down to this: AJ Green is a lock to be elite at his position for the next decade. Dalton is not at that level, at least not yet.
I believe Dalton is and will be a very good quarterback, but there have been young guys in the past who have led their team to playoff runs, only to never have the same success again. Shaun King comes to mind, as does Aaron Brooks.
I am not saying Dalton will follow in those guys' footsteps, just that he is not the absolute lock to be one of the best at his position like Green is. With his speed, size and athletic ability, Green will be this generation's version of Randy Moss.