2011 NFL Draft–
- QB – Quarterback trouble seems to be looming in Cincinnati, as Carson Palmer reportedly would rather retire than play for the Bengals organization. Team President Mike Brown has reiterated that the team will neither try to trade nor even accept trade proposals. If Palmer walks, the Bengals will be in a world of hurt. They need to act now and act fast if they hope to make new offensive coordinator Jay Gruden’s offense work next season.
- DT – Mike Zimmer’s defensive line did not put out the same production in 2010 as they did in 2009. This was in large part to injuries, which exposed a glaring need for defensive line depth. With Tank Johnson going down to injury last season, the Bengals failed to find any consistency.