The 2011 season has been nothing short of a huge success for the Cincinnati Bengals. While many pundits viewed the Bengals as a team that would fight to stay out of the cellar in the AFC North, the new look Bengals have been in contention for a playoff spot all season long.
A large portion of the turnaround from a 4-12 record in 2010 is due to great selections of A.J. Green and Andy Dalton in the first two rounds of last April's draft.
The 2012 NFL Draft offers Cincinnati the chance to build on this year's surprise winning season: They have picked up both an extra first-round pick in the Carson Palmer trade and a fifth-round pick in trading Chad Ochocinco to New England.
Let's have a look at some of the options that await the young Bengals in the 2012 NFL Draft.