When it comes to the Bengals class of undrafted rookies, the highest-paid is Texas guard Trey Hopkins, the most compelling is the switch to fullback from nose tackle by Wake Forest’s Nikita Whitlock, and San Diego State wide receiver Colin Lockett follows in the footsteps of the combined 87 Bengals receiving touchdowns by San Diego State’s own Isaac Curtis and Darnay Scott.
The Bengals did what contenders do this weekend in head coach Marvin Lewis's 11th NFL Draft. While knocking out their two biggest needs—running back and safety—they filled in the rest with big.
Marvin Lewis on the Bengals 2013 draft crop: "It's really a good group of guys we feel really good about. It's been a productive three days."
The Bengals like Giovani Bernard's feel for the game and it turns out that their rookie running back also had a feel for them before they took him in the second round on Friday.
Cincinnati offensive line coach Paul Alexander compares fifth-round draft pick Tanner Hawkinson, a guard-center from Kansas, to former Bengals and Browns standout Eric Steinbach, a nine-year NFL player.
|Web Site||Updated||Projected Bengals Pick (No. 21)||Projected Bengals Pick (No. 37)|
|foxsports.com||4/25/13||Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas||Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State|
|walterfootball.com||4/25/13||Eric Reid, S, LSU||Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama|
|nfl.com (Casserly)||4/25/13||Matt Elam, S, Florida|
|newnfldraft.com||4/25/13||Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International||Eric Reid, S, LSU|
|cbssports.com (Brugler)||4/25/13||Eric Reid, S, LSU|
|drafttek.com||4/25/13||Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International||Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina|
|sportsillustrated.com||4/25/13||Eric Reid, S, LSU|
|nfl.com (Jeremiah)||4/25/13||Eric Reid, S, LSU|
|cbssports.com (Rang)||4/25/13||Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia|
|footballsfuture.com||4/25/13||Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia|
|draftcountdown.com||4/25/13||Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama||Eric Reid, S, LSU|
|cbssports.com (Prisco)||4/25/13||Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International|
|fftoolbox.com||4/25/13||Matt Elam, S, Florida|
|usatoday.com||4/24/13||Keenan Allen, WR, California|
|nfl.com (Brooks)||4/24/13||Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama|
|sbnation.com||4/24/13||Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama|
|profootballtalk.com||4/24/13||D.J. Fluker, T, Alabama|
|cbssports.com (Kirwan)||4/24/13||Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama|
|draftace.com||4/24/13||Eric Reid, S, LSU|
|thefootballexpert.com||4/24/13||Eric Reid, S, LSU|
|nfl.com (Mayock)||4/24/13||Eric Reid, S, LSU|
|nfl.com (Brandt)||4/23/13||Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama|
|kffl.com||4/22/13||Datone Jones, DE, UCLA||Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International|
|bleacherreport.com||4/22/13||D.J. Fluker, T, Alabama|
|rotoworld.com||4/22/13||Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas|
|ourlads.com||4/22/13||Matt Elam, S, Florida|
|nationalfootballpost.com||4/17/13||Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas|
|nfl.com (Davis)||4/15/13||Menelik Watson, T, Florida State|