Bengals get A.J. Green, Ocho likely out

The Cincinnati Bengals selected former Georgia receiver A.J. Green with the No. 4 overall pick in the NFL draft. This selection likely signals the end of the Chad Ochocinco era in Cincinnati.

GreenGreenGreen has the potential to be a legit No. 1 receiver for Cincinnati, which finished 4-12 last season and is looking to rebuild with younger players. The Bengals expect Green to be a major part of that rebuilding effort.

What was interesting is former Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert was still on the board at No. 4, but the Bengals passed. Quarterback remains a huge question mark for Cincinnati. Franchise quarterback Carson Palmer said he will retire if he isn't traded, leaving backups Jordan Palmer and Dan LeFevour on the roster.

The Bengals prefer the value of some of the second-tier quarterbacks more in this draft. Cincinnati has the No. 35 overall pick at the top of the second round but may also look into trading up if it can find the right deal for the right player.