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What we learned from the Bengals’ 2012 draft picks.

1) The Bengals drafted a lot of BPA picks, filling the roster with very good values. They have a lot of tough, physical players .They also filled the trenches with 3 of the first 5 picks.

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2) Unlike the fans, the team didn’t perceive a NEED at the RB position, waiting until round 6 to draft Boom Herron. Herron is probably a slower version of Peerman & Scott, who he is likely in competition with, and probably ends up as a PS guy.

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3) The Bengals have stacked their D-Line with a very potentially impressive rotation.

DT – Atkins / Peko / Sims / Still / Thompson

DE – Dunlap / Johnson / Geathers / Anderson / Harvey

They usually keep 8 total, so the question is who loses the battle for a roster spot, and is he traded or cut?

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4) The Bengals are set with their present LB’s from last year

Howard / Lawson / Moch / Muck / Maualuga / Skuta

They must be content with Maualuga in the middle, since they didn’t draft a replacement, or any LB’s for that matter.

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5) The Bengals answered the question “how many first round picks do you need in your secondary” with the answer of “1 more”. They now total 7 of them and have a good problem with a too many DB’s heading into the summer. It will be interesting to see which DB’s they plan to keep at CB, which if any they move to S, and which ones they keep on the roster. Presently they have 13 DB’s.

Name and (round they were drafted)

J Allen (1)

N Clements (1)

L Hall (1)

A Jones (1)

D Kirkpatrick (1)

R Nelson (1)

T Newman (1)

T Mays (2)

B Ghee (3)

G Iloka (5)

S Prater (5)

R Sands (5)

J Miles (UFA)

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6) Andy Dalton is going to have a set of very inexperienced receivers to throw to.

No experience...A Binns, M Sanu, M Jones, O Charles

1 Years of experience...AJ Green, A Hawkins, R Whalen

2 Years of experience...J Gresham, J Shipley (barely)

More than 2 years...D Lee



This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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