Alright lets cut the crap and get right to it. Stop complaining about the Bengals taking Tyler Eifert at number 21 in the draft. Coming into the draft the Bengals were in a great spot and they did what they needed to do by taking Eifert.
The two guys I think the Bengals were targeting were Kenny Vaccaro and Eric Reid. Those two were taken just before the Bengals and their attention switched. A lot of folks wanted Eddie Lacy but they didn’t need to take him there because he will be there at 37. Folks also wanted FS Johnathan Cyprien from FIU, but it just didn’t seem like the right time to take him.
Also with Andre Smith yet to re sign with the Bengals, folks were also thinking offensive line. However, this draft was offensive line heavy, literally. Eric Fisher, Luke Joeckel, Lane Johnson, Johnathan Cooper, Chance Warmack, DJ Fluker, and Justin Pugh. After Fluker and Warmack it was obvious the Bengals were not going to go offensive line.
The best available player on their board at the time was Tyler Eifert. Eifert caught 50 balls for 685 yards and 4 TD’s in 2012. Eifert is 6’6 250 lbs and can be another weapon for Andy Dalton. I like this pick because it means the Bengals can utilize a 2 TE in set with Gresham and Eifert, along with second year TE Orson Charles from Georgia. Long story short this is another weapon for a guy named Andy Dalton who can never get enough weapons. Now he has AJ Green, Mohamed Sanu, Jermaine Gresham, Tyler Eifert, BJGE, and Marvin Jones.
Marvin Jones will be a star. Putting it out there now.
So this is good for the Bengals, and it sets them up for the rest of the draft when they can go and get the other guys. I see them taking Eddie Lacy at 37, and taking a Safety in the third round.