NFL 2013 Draft Grades: USA Today With An "A"

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The grades from the 2013 NFL draft are still coming in... as is the praise for Cincinnati.

Nate Davis with USA Today released his final draft grades on Wednesday, handing out an "A" to ten teams -- or 28 percent of the league. The Baltimore Ravens received an "A" with the Pittsburgh Steelers nabbing an "A-". Davis handed the Cleveland Browns a "C-" -- mostly because they traded some picks this year for next year. Dallas received the worst for reaching on center Travis Frederick.

As for the Bengals, it's another "A", calling the Bengals "a strong-drafting club" by nailing "it for a fifth consecutive year."

They've quietly become a strong-drafting club, and it appears they nailed it for a fifth consecutive year. TE Tyler Eifert and RB Gio Bernard represent needed options for QB Andy Dalton when WR A.J. Green is double covered — which is usually. DE Margus Hunt ought to be a force on passing downs and special teams. Third-round SS Shawn Williams could crack the starting lineup. (For what it's worth, finally getting RT Andre Smith re-signed was an excellent sidebar from draft weekend.)

For the most part the Bengals have received strong grades, receiving their worst grade from Jason Cole with a "B-", despite actually meaning anything negative.

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