The Bengals are showing quite a bit of interest in Newton. They could make for an interesting trade partner. I could see a couple of scenarios working out with the Bengals: 1) No agreement reached between players and owners straight picks for picks trade – Us #1 (pick value 3000) for their #5 overall 2nd 3rd and either this years 4th (overall pv 2710) or next years 3rd (overall pv 2800) round picks. This would net us the extra picks we need this year to stay in the top in the top 5 and select an impact player (Gabbert, Dareus, Green, Peterson, etc.) as well as moving back to the top of the 2nd round (Mallett, Austin, Ponder, etc.) and picking up some extra picks. Or 2) Players and owners reach some agreement – Us #1 overall for Carson Palmer (I still believe he has some good tread left on the tires) #5 overall, 2nd and 4th round picks. This would allow for some interesting decisions do you go for a Gabbert or Mallett this year and let them learn under Palmer or decide we can wait on a QB and go for a playmaker WR in Green or big DT like Dareus. Personally I would prefer the second option get Palmer then draft Green at #5 overall and look at Marvin Austin in the 2nd round. Something about an offense with Palmer at the helm Green as the #1, Lafell/Gettis opposite and Smitty in the slot screams success to me. You have your big body go up and get it guy in Green, solid second guy in Lafell/Gettis and Smitty as your sure hands get to the sticks get separation for a first down and then run after the catch attack. I could see this combination being very effective for us for several years to come. Then you have Palmer there to help bring along Clausen/Pike and if they aren’t showing improvement look for a future QB in next years draft. What’s your thoughts?