Note: I do believe that the Bengals have a great chance of securing the 32nd overall pick, however, I am going on overall record at this point.
The Cincinnati Bengals trade the 25th overall pick to the Houston Texans for the 33rd (2nd) and 97th (4th) overall pick along with a future 5th round selection. Houston Texans selects A.J. McCarron-QB/ Alabama.
With the 33rd overall selection, the Cincinnati Bengals select Trent Murphy-DE/Stanford (6'6'', 265lbs)
Strengths: pure pass rusher, versatile, technique, awareness, strength.
Weaknesses: lacks initial explosiveness, not great run stopper.
With the 57th overall selection, the Cincinnati Bengals selects Loucheiz Purifoy-CB/Florida (6'0'', 190lbs)
Strengths: most athletic CB in draft, very quick, shut down corner, physical enough to take on larger receiver.
Weaknesses: unimpressive stats, destroyed by Kelvin Benjamin in final game as Gator.
With the 89th overall pick, the Cincinnati Bengals selects Ja'Wuan James-OT/Tennessee (6'6'', 315lbs)
Strengths: 4 year starter, powerful/mean streak, quick movements, athletic, great technique
Weaknesses: never played LT at Tennessee, inconsistent, conditioning/motivation problems.
With the 97th overall pick, the Cincinnati Bengals selects Logan Thomas-QB/Virginia Tech (6'6'', 260lbs)
Strengths: physical, athletic runner, strong arm, intelligent
Weaknesses: inaccurate, bad-decision making, may have to change position/ developmental QB
With the 121st overall pick, the Cincinnati Bengals selects Gabe Ikard-C/Oklahoma (6'3'', 300lbs)
Strengths: intelligent, athletic, improved pass protector, quick
Weaknesses: strength/ struggles against pure pass rushers
With the 153rd overall pick, the Cincinnati Bengals select Kevin Pierre-Louis-S/LB/Boston College (6'1'', 225lbs)
Strengths: productive, quick/sideline to sideline player, pass defender
Weaknesses: weight/ transfer to safety, durability
With the 185th overall pick, the Cincinnati Bengals selects James Franklin-QB/Missouri (6'2'', 230lbs)
Strengths: intelligent/natural leader, physical running QB, strong arm, great mid-long range accuracy
Weaknesses: never worked in pro-style offense, injuries, fought for starting job this season
With the 217th overall pick, the Cincinnati Bengals select Isaiah Crowell-RB/Alabama State (5'11'', 190lbs)
Strengths: athletic, shifty/great change of direction, great freshman season, physical runner despite size
Weaknesses: off-field problems, durability, FCS-level competition