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Before jumping into schematics, let's deal with the impact rookies who are allowing Cincinnati to innovate on both sides of the football in 2013.
Giovani Bernard, RB
The Bengals used their first two picks in the draft on the offensive side of the football to better help quarterback Andy Dalton along. Their second pick will actually have a bigger impact on the offense as a whole in 2013.
North Carolina's Giovani Bernard was the first back off the board in the draft after rushing for over 2,400 yards and 25 scores in two seasons. He also dabbled in the passing game with 92 receptions.
Bernard is the speed back Cincinnati has been searching for since Dalton came to town. He'll provide a secure check-down option for Dalton, stretch defenses and keep them honest, and even line up at wide receiver.
A do-it-all rookie, Bernard's addition means the offense will be even more dangerous in 2013.
Tyler Eifert, TE
The Bengals' first-round selection was the top tight end in the country for Notre Dame last season and will experience a smooth transition to the NFL thanks to his elite set of skills, including a knack for catching anything thrown in his direction.
The problem for Tyler Eifert is he's second on the depth chart behind Pro Bowler Jermaine Gresham.
What this does allow is the use of two-tight end sets, giving Dalton two massive targets to hit while under pressure, in short-yardage scenarios and in the red zone.
Eifert will see plenty of action as a rookie, but he'll scrap for targets with Gresham and a host of others. His presence is what matters most.