Should the Bengals Draft a Tight End in the First Round?

February 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Point: Yes, J.P Foschi and Dan Coates are average at best. Chase Coffman is an obvious bust.
Counterpoint: Coffman is not an obvious bust. Foschi is OK and they can re-sign Reggie Kelly.
P: Kelly won't be back.
CP: The Bengals have not shown an interest in involving the tight end much. Why waste a top pick on a guy who won't get thrown to much?
P: They brought in Ben Utecht and drafted Coffman. They also tried to make a trade for Martellus Bennett. I think they would like to throw to the tight end. Plus, this is the team of Bob Trumpy and Dan Ross.
CP: Those guys were from Bengals teams that no longer exist. Now, back to reality. Foschi can catch and is a decent blocker. Coffman was a great receiver in college and will improve his blocking. They should be fine.
P: Maybe, but those guys aren't the answer. Good teams have a good tight end. Carson Palmer needs more options.
CP: Andre Smith just had surgery on his foot and may not ever become the right ...

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