NFL Draft 2011: Analyzing the Cincinnati Bengals Potential First Round Picks

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NFL Draft 2011: Analyzing the Cincinnati Bengals Potential First Round Picks
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The Cincinnati Bengals are in a state of disarray that there is no denying. Carson Palmer has thrown his last football at Paul Brown Stadium, and the Bengals could potentially be without Chad Ochocinco, Cedric Benson and Jonathan Joseph. Additionally, the Bengals have glaring holes elsewhere that need addressing, and with former first rounder Andre Smith yet to take off, the pressure on Marv and the gang to get this one right is hotter than ever.

As someone who keeps as up to date as possible with Bengals news, I have read a lot of mock drafts on the Bengals, and while I often agree with what they're saying, I feel like there is not simply one answer with how this Draft could go. It is four weeks until Draft day and I am fairly certain that Bengals management are just as unsure about what they're going to do at number four overall as we are. As Geoff Hobson of put it, when it comes to whom the Bengals will take on Draft day,"Don't write it in pen." While I often disagree with Geoff Hobson's opinions on Bengals issues, he couldn't have hit the nail on the head better here.

It is with this thought that instead of doing a mock draft, I've decided to break down the many possibilities that the Bengals have in front of them, and who I think would be the best fit in Cincy.

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