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Andy Dalton has certainly been handed a real treasure chest of young talent to work with in Cincinnati. Whether its the new kid on the block and first round pick A.J. Green, the brightest wide receiver prospect for many a year, or his fellow first round pick Jermaine Gresham the big man entrusted with adding another point of attack for the Bengals offense, things really do look good for Dalton.
Not only does he have these two great young prospects to throw to, but they are also complimented by solid and reliable receiver Jordan Shipley who Carson Palmer took a shine to in 2010, for his tough and clinical route running.
Not forgetting newly revitalized Andre Caldwell and Jerome Simpson who are both beginning to show that they have something to contribute to the team, and could well develop into good solid receivers.
Perhaps more important will be the re-signing of running back Cedric Benson, who, if he does return, will likely be Dalton's bell-cow in the backfield, carrying the brunt of the workload for the Bengals offense, with the hope that he can turn erratic recent play into consistency resembling his 2009 campaign.
In terms of rookie QB's walking into a team where they have all of the tools and potential to be good right from the get-go, Dalton is perhaps second only to Christian Ponder in Minnesota right now, but both face an arguably easier predicament than Cam Newton in Carolina...
Despite the apprehension with which Bengaldom greeted the pick, we can have faith in the fact that Andy Dalton is not being asked to orchestrate a one man show, rather, he is supported by and will very much rely on the talents around him in order to have success right away, and they are not in short supply.