Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 5/28/13
The Cincinnati Bengals once again put together and amazing season with a 10-6 record in quarterback Andy Daltons second season with the team. Here is the rookie class head coach Marvin Lewis and the Bengals front office have added to get them that elusive playoff win they keep losing to the Houston Texans. It's always been said, “third time is a charm” so here we go.Cincinnati Bengals 2013 Rookie ClassDraft Picks1st Round: Tyler Eifert - Tight End2nd Round: Giovani Bernard – Running Back2nd Round: Margus Hunt – Defensive End3rd Round: Shawn Williams – Strong Safety4th Round: Sean Porter – Outside Linebacker5th Round: Tanner Hawkinson – Offensive Tackle6th Round: Rex Burkhead – Running Back6th Round: Cobi Hamiltion – Wide Receiver7th Round: Reid Fragel – Offensive Tackle7th Round: T.J. Johnson – Center  Undrafted Rookie Free AgentsJayson DiManche – LinebackerLarry Black – Defensive TackleTerrence Brown – Cornerback Travis Chappelear – Defensive TackleTyrone Goard – Wide ReceiverRoy Roundtree – Wide ReceiverTroy Stoudemire – CornerbackJohn Sullen – GuardBruce Taylor – LinebackerThe Bengals have loaded up on weapons this season on both sides of the ball through the draft and with their free agent signings. The majority of the players the Bengals have added to their roster are compliment players to the stars they already have in place.Tyler Eifert, Cobi Hamilton, and Roy Roundtree now give quarterback Andy Dalton the targets he can spread out over the field to take the double coverages off A.J. Green and Jermaine Gresham; while Giovani Bernard adds some much needed thunder to put put with the lightening speed of BenJarvus Green-Ellis.Head coach Marvin Lewis has also strengthened his defense to get him to that next round in the playoffs he can't seem to get to. Margus Hunt, Shawn Williams, Sean Porter, and Bruce Taylor should provide the Bengals defense with enough strength and depth to get to get out of the wild card round of the playoffs.With all the additions Lewis has made to his Bengals team here in his tenth season as their coach; this team is perfectly capable of winning the AFC North division and playing in the for AFC Championship this season. Hunt also has the capability of finishing the season as the top defensive end in the league and claim Defensive Rookie of the Year.
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