Cincinnati Bengals Draft Options: Who Goes First?

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Cincinnati Bengals Draft Options: Who Goes First?
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For the casual football fan, this time of year is full of repetition and theoretical story lines. However, to the football aficionados, the time between the Super Bowl and the draft is a chance to test our talent evaluation skills. 

Several analysts have produced their mock drafts and each of them is valid for various reasons. One thing remains consistent, the Bengals will draft either a running back, linebacker or safety with their first pick. What remains to be seen, however, is which of these positions is worthy of the 21st pick in the 2013 NFL draft.

What Marvin Lewis and company decide to do with their first pick will have ramifications later on in the draft. Here, I will dissect how the Bengals 2013 draft class can vary depending on who, or what position, they decide to draft in the first two rounds. 

Mock drafts included in this analysis are from Josh Norris of RotoWorld,, Joe Garcia at, Nick Kostos of Bleacher Report, and several analysts on

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