Now that free agency and the NFL Draft is over, we can get a good feel on what every NFL team will resemble when the 2012 NFL season kicks off. Power rankings are ways a fun way of seeing where teams are ranked in the eyes of analysts and “so-called” football experts.
After entering the draft ranked in the ESPN Power Rankings at #19, a solid draft boosted the Bengals ranking up to #16:
A good draft should keep the young Bengals competitive.
Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com ranked the Bengals #12 and feels the Bengals will again contend for the playoffs:
They had a great draft to add to a young, talented team. They aren’t going anywhere. They will push for a playoff spot — and maybe more — again.