There's no doubt that to this point in his career, Anderson, a former No. 8 overall pick by Atlanta, has been nothing short of a bust.
He spent four seasons with the Falcons, accumulating only 4.5 sacks in 47 starts with the team. But last season with the Colts, Anderson showed some life, compiling three sacks in limited playing time.
What works to Anderson's advantage is the man he's currently playing behind on the Bengals' depth chart. Michael Johnson has shown flashes off the edge (six sacks in 2011), but hasn't been very good against the run and has struggled previously in starting roles.
It's highly unlikely Anderson is going to live up to his draft expectations while with the Bengals, but what he can be is an important rotational player across the Bengals front.
Anderson will have to ward off players like Derrick Harvey and the loser of the Carlos Dunlap/Robert Geathers competition for playing time, but he should help the team against the run and may just regain that pass-rushing prowess he had at Arkansas.