Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/19/14

Quite often during the draft, the Bengals are a team that could be designated as "second round benefactors". Sometimes that can be attributed to the fact that they have a high draft position because of a poor prior season, while other times it's just a matter of a quality player slipping to them later in the round. More often than not, a second round choice is relied upon to become a quality NFL starter.

The Bengals have struck gold in this round in their recent history with the likes of Eric Steinbach, Andrew Whitworth, Carlos Dunlap and Andy Dalton. What do these players have in common? They were fringe first round talents that slipped because other teams reached for players or there was a run on certain positions that was unexpected. As we've discussed here over the past few weeks at Cincy Jungle, there should be a number of solid talents that fall to the Bengals in the second. NFL.com's Charley Casserly made a short list of some of those players today. Let's take a look:

Of the six players that are Casserly's second round watch list, four have been connected to the Bengals as draft possibilities.

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