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Mel Kiper Jr. Liked The Bengals Second And Third Round Selections

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Mel Kiper Jr. liked the Bengals second and third round selections (In$ider) on Friday. In the second round, the Cincinnati Bengals selected TCU quarterback Andy Dalton. In the third, it was Nevada outside linebacker Dontay Moch.

We know Cincinnati is facing a pretty serious potential rebuild on offense. The Bengals will lose their top wide receivers, and the writing seems to be on the wall for Carson Palmer. So give them credit for addressing major needs before the damage is being seen on the field. The Bengals already got the top wideout in the draft and now have gotten a quarterback who could have gone far earlier without trading off the pick at No. 35. Add to that mix a really exciting, high-ceiling guy such as Moch, and you have a pretty impressive start.

Moch is the more questionable of the draft so far. Not because the team lacked a pass rusher or an outside linebacker now that Rey Maualuga is likely headed inside. It's just name recognition. Unless you scorched draft reports or watched Nevada games, there's a good chance you haven't heard of Moch. And if you did, there's a good chance you didn't know much about him.

For the most part, the Bengals made a good call with Moch, who could fill two needs as a pass rusher coming from the outside linebacker spot, which opened up as a need with Maualuga likely moving inside.