But Cincinnati has a good problem on its hands in that each pick cannot come in and contribute right away in a traditional sense. Thanks to what is one of the NFL's deeper rosters, seven rookies won't come in and change the complexion of the roster from day one.
Still, Cincinnati is known for following a best-player-available approach with a hint of need added in for good measure. With the impressive depth of the 2014 class, Marvin Lewis and the front office can find instant contributors in some form or another in every round.
The following is a look at how the Bengals should approach the draft if the intent is to truly grab a contributor in each round.
Note: All free-agency signing info courtesy of ESPN.