I have never paid much attention to the draft until this year. Now that I've thrown in my lot with the bad boy Bengals, I actually care about whether we improve our defensive line or not. (By the by, did you know that the Bengals can't even consider a draft candidate with even a hint of drugs or misconduct in his past? They were required by NFL policy to draft only clean-cut, upstanding guys - not that they would have wanted it any other way, I just didn't know that they were required to be that careful).
In any case, the real shocker was Ted Ginn at 9 to the Dolphins. We'd heard Marvin sort of making the case for Ginn for the Bengals in a later round, but BAM! He went before Brady Quinn to a team that needs a QB for the future... Amazing.
It was painful to see BQ suffer through the rest of the first round. I was happy for him to wind up with the Browns (that seemed like such a good fit for him). And honestly, he is just such a great guy! I loved his reaction. He wiped his forehead in open relief and then pointed to the sky like he'd just thrown a TD pass to Samardja. Less money, but within a couple hours of his family. Not bad, not bad.
Bengals have Corner Back Leon Hall (much needed) and Running Back Kenny Irons (don't know him). We don't have a third round pick so tomorrow will be interesting again.
We needed that break from philosophical jargon, didn't we?