With the general rule of thumb saying that it is unfair to grade a draft class until after three years have passed, the jury is still out on the Bengals' 2012 NFL draft class.
However, using that same three-year rule, it would be fair to look back and place a final grade on the Bengals' 2008 NFL draft class. The class was headlined by one USC linebacker named Keith Rivers, and had a few key role players sprinkled in for good measure in the middle rounds.
This slideshow will examine each selection's career with the Bengals to date, and apply a final grade to the pick based on the contributions to the team and where the pick was overall in the draft. At the end of the slideshow a final, conclusive grade will be assigned to the 2008 draft class.
Here are the final grades for the Cincinnati Bengals 2008 draft class: