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2012 NFL Draft: 5 Picks That Will Make Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton Smile

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2012 NFL Draft: 5 Picks That Will Make Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton Smile
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Quarterback Andy Dalton was one of the biggest reasons the Cincinnati Bengals overachieved in the NFL the way they did in 2011. He already looks like he can be the franchise quarterback.

The Bengals did everything they could to try and keep their last franchise quarterback, Carson Palmer, happy. Having a malcontent at such an important position can possibly wreck an entire season, as was shown last year when Palmer decided he would rather retire than play for Cincinnati again.

It's not as if the Bengals should try and use every personnel move to appease Dalton, but if the quarterback is optimistic about the future, it's going to rub off on the entire offense.

However, i's important that Cincinnati does whatever it can to support Dalton because at this young stage in his career, he needs all the confidence he can get going forward. If he struggles, it could be a significant step back in his development.

Here are five first-round picks that might put a grin on Andy Dalton's face.

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