Wide receiver, wide receiver, wide receiver...
We've all heard about them, we all want one at some point, and the Rams need one. Most draft experts and guys here think we'd only have a shot at Julio, but to me, it's looking more and more likely he'll be taken a lot earlier than we think...In order for any of this to pan out, we have to start with the Bengals. I'm not exactly familiar with how this team drafts, but I'm thinking that they'll go D-Line here. I feel as though they're comfortable with their guys for now, and have bigger needs elsewhere. The moderate success they had towards the end of the year is only more reason to believe they will forego a WR in round 1.
Now we have the Cleveland Browns. I'm 100% positive, that the Browns will pass on Green and select Julio Jones. The overall consensus is that Jones is the better West Coast guy. Now, it just so happens that their new head coach will be running a west coast offense. The Browns president Mike Holmgren, just happens to be another west coast guy. So the logical conclusion, is that they'll take the better west coast fit. Right?
Finally, we have the Redskins at #10. If I recall correctly, Mike Shanahan stated that he will NOT select a WR over a postion of need such as a QB. Maybe he's trying to keep us guessing, I don't know, but I think it shouldn't be as easily blown off as nothing as a lot of guys have been doing.
Of course, this may not matter if a team decides to trade up to around the 9-13 range, but I'm thinking it's unlikely. The Jaguars may make a move and try and grab Green, but I'm not sure they're willing to move up so many spots when they have larger needs to fill. Possibly at QB. Everyone else who may want Green are too late in the draft, and I doubt they'd be willing to move 10 spots plus for a WR, when they can wait until the 2nd round and select another quality WR. Not A.J. Green quality, but decent nonetheless.