The Bengals have been killing it in the NFL Draft over the past three seasons. They’ve landed franchise-changing prospects in each of the last three drafts in Geno Atkins, A.J. Green, and Kevin Zeitler, and NFL.com believes those three players are the best at their positions for a franchise looking to build with the best young talent there is:
Move over, Andre Johnson — A.J. Green is the best wideout in the AFC. In two seasons, Green has exploded for 2,407 yards and 18 scores. His supreme athleticism is ever-apparent.
This is one guy who had a very strong rookie season without much acclaim. You can nitpick, but he was called for just two penalties in 16 starts and can be a mauler.
Atkins was a huge factor in Cincy going from 3-5 in November to 10-6 and in the playoffs come January. Atkins led all DTs in sacks with 12.5, recording 34.5 combined hurries and knockdowns.