The Cincinnati Bengals are not one of the best teams in football, but they do have genuine talent despite that. The kind of talent that you might envision adding to the Falcons to bolster a talented but very injured roster, for example.
It’s probably surprise that I’m asking this, then: If you could take one Bengal, who are you taking?
It’s tempting to say A.J. Green, since an A.J. Green/Julio Jones/Calvin Ridley trio at wide receiver would make the Falcons actually unstoppable through the air. But the Falcons don’t need that as badly as they need help on defense, especially up front.
That’s why I’d take either Geno Atkins or Carlos Dunlap (Carl Lawson is also an option here), and I’d have to lean Atkins. He remains one of the game’s best defensive tackles and a player who paved the way for other “short” DTs to make an impact on the league, and he has three sacks already. Putting him and Grady Jarrett on the field at the same time would make life much easier for the Falcons and create plenty of sack opportunities for both.
Who would you take?