Round 1: CB Dre Kirkpatrick (Alabama), OG Kevin Zeitler (Wisconsin)
Round 2: DT Devon Still (Penn State)
Round 3: WR Mohamed Sanu (Rutgers), DT Brandon Thompson (Clemson)
Round 4: TE Orson Charles (Georgia)
Round 5: CB Shaun Prater (Iowa), WR Marvin Jones (Cal), FS George Iloka (Boise State)
Round 6: RB Dan Herron (Ohio State)
Round 7: None
While I'm not a huge fan of Dre Kirkpatrick this early—and they technically passed on David DeCastro to get Kevin Zeitler—the rest of this draft is amazing.
The Bengals filled needs for the present and future, drafting tough competitors who have played at high levels on major stages in college football. Still, Sanu, Thompson, Charles, Prater, Jones and Iloka are all steals in their draft slots.
Best draft of the 2012 class? The early grade goes to Cincinnati.