Found April 06, 2013 on Gridiron Grit:
The Cincinnati Bengals made next to no moves to bolster their roster with new talent on the open market, but the club did a rock-solid job of retaining its own players over the last three and a half weeks in 2013 NFL Free Agency.  Let’s examine the Bengals’ updated team needs entering the 2013 NFL Draft (in no particular order). Photo Credit: [RELATED: Cincinnati Bengals Continue To Bring Back Their Talent On Open Market] 1. Running Back BenJarvus Green-Ellis crossed the 1,000-yard mark for the second time in his career with 1,094 yards and six scores on 3.9 YPC on 278 attempts and added 22 receptions for 104 yards through the air in 2012.  Though Green-Ellis is an established, consistent running back who can fight for tough yards, the Bengals need to bolster their ground game with a speed compliment in the first four rounds of the draft.  Fans should keep an eye on the likes of Eddie Lacy, Giovani Bernard, Andre Ellington and Kenjon Barner. 2. Defensive Back There’s a n...

Bengals met with Usama Young on Friday

According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals met with former Browns safety Usama Young today. With safety being one of the areas that the Bengals are expected to address in the draft, they did have free agent Usama Young in for a visit on Friday. Young is entering his seventh season and spent the last two with the Browns. He was released by Cleveland on Tuesday...

2013 Mock Draft: Cincinnati Bengals Pick-by-Pick Predictions

The Cincinnati Bengals approach the 2013 NFL Draft with a few holes to fill, but can use this year to really upgrade their talent level. The biggest hole on the offense is the lack of a dynamic running back. While BenJarvus Green-Ellis is a decent starter as a guy who can chew up some yardage, he is not someone opposing teams fear. They also need a more stable situation at center as...

Draft Countdown: Day 19

In advance of this year’s draft and my upcoming book, here’s Day 19 of the countdown. Did you know? There is a website at that attempts to analyze the NFL Draft on a statistical basis. In a sense, it’s the Moneyball approach to the NFL Draft.   Bengals Thought: If you’re rating draft success based on the number of five-year starters your team selects (and...
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