In what has become a trend in recent years, the Cincinnati Bengals' draft was widely hailed by nearly every football expert on the Internet. From ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. to the Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy, virtually every expert has given the Bengals' draft at least an A grade.
It has to be an unusual feeling for Bengals fans who have long backed a franchise that had been considered the laughingstock of the NFL. For years and years the Bengals have been widely ridiculed for their draft picks, and experts have taken a certain amount of glee in picking the team apart.
Not so anymore. Now, experts everywhere point to the Bengals as one of the teams that "gets it," while at the same time still expressing surprise that the team continues to draft as well as it has.
Let's take a closer look at what some of the experts are saying about the Cincinnati Bengals' 2013 draft.