The national holiday that is the NFL Draft is upon us this week, a three-day festival celebrating footballs future booms and busts beginning on Thursday evening.
The Bengals have the 21st overall pick in the first round and will start with a total of 10 picks in the seven rounds, including two each in Rounds 2, 6 and 7. Coming off of consecutive playoff seasons, the Bengals dont have large glaring holes to fill on their roster but there are certainly some significant moves to be made.
Today well look at the defensive side of the ball and some of the areas, in order of need, the Bengals could be targeting throughout the draft.
The Bengals have been trying to shore up this position for the past couple of years with mixed results. Trading for Reggie Nelson and then re-signing him last year as a free agent gives them half of the equation in the defensive backend but theyre still in search of that other half. Chris Crocker came back after a rough ending to the 2011 season to...