Originally posted on Bengals Locker  |  Last updated 1/10/12
The Cincinnati Bengals hit paydirt with their first two picks of last April’s NFL Draft.  Injuries limited some other rookies who could help them out in the very near future.  Here is a look at what the Bengals’ rookie class did in 2011: 23-year old WR A.J. Green was picked in the first round by the Bengals.  He played in 15 games for the Bengals last year and he caught 65 passes for 1,057 yards (16.3 avg) with 7 TD grabs.  Green also carried the ball 5 times for 53 yards (10.6 ypc) last year.  Green is on the fast track to being one of the best WRs in the NFL. 24-year old QB Andy Dalton came to the Bengals in the 2nd round of the 2011 NFL Draft.  He started all 16 games for the Bengals last year and he completed 300 of 516 passes (58.1%) for 3,398 yards with 20 TD passes and 13 INTs (80.4 QB Rating).  Dalton also carried the ball 37 times for 152 yards (4.1 ypc) with 1 TD run in 2011.  Look for Dalton to continue to improve in 2012 after his impressive rookie season. 23-year old LB...
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