Pete123444 wrote:i have to disagree with the idea that the bengals drafted perry just for good competition and to keep an agent honest, they had to feel like they had a need there.
The more you are looking for is that Dillon was traded to the Pats, and Brandon Bennett is now a Buc. That leaves Skip Hicks as their best backup.
RB was definitely a need in the draft, and they had Perry ranked as their #1 RB along w/ a lot/few (depends on your source) other teams. He was the best player available on the board at #24, and they ended up getting him while also gaining an extra pick later on.