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Sean Porter should be groomed under James Harrison and become an eventual starter for the Bengals.
Bleacher Report's own AFC North lead writer Andrea Hangst weighed in on the draft selections by all 32 teams. She notes the improvement of the Bengals' drafts in recent years and sees the trend continue in 2013.
Hangst gives the Bengals a B-plus for their 2013 NFL draft efforts in her latest article.
The Cincinnati Bengals' draft-day decisions are made by a combination of owner Mike Brown and player personnel vice presidents Paul and Pete Brown. This family has been the source of much criticism in the past, but in the last three years that has changed drastically. The Bengals have become one of the best-drafting teams in the NFL, and 2013 continues that trend.
In the spirit of teams taking the best player available in Round 1, the Bengals took top tight end Tyler Eifert, adding a major weapon to allow quarterback Andy Dalton to take a big third-year leap. In the second round, need and talent were met when the Bengals got running back Giovani Bernard, the exact type of back they needed to pair with BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
Hangst is on board with each of the other draft experts and sees the value in the Bengals' early selections. This should be a much more dynamic offense in 2013 and gives Dalton plenty of weapons at his disposal.
Defensive end Margus Hunt and linebacker Sean Porter give them much-needed defensive depth. The only questionable move was strong safety Shawn Williams in Round 3; in an ideal world, they would have gotten a better one earlier on, but their Rounds 1 and 2 picks justify putting the position off until later.
Her analysis is right on the money in regards to Hunt. With Dunlap a free agent in 2014 and Johnson playing under the franchise tag, another addition to the defensive line was a must.
Williams may have certainly been a questionable pick in the third round due to the high need at safety, but Hangst is correct that the late addition is justified by the stellar earlier picks.
Overall, this seems to have been a very popular draft class among the experts, which should give the Bengals great momentum heading into the 2013 season.