NFL Draft: NFL.com Looks at Bengals' Biggest Needs

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Oct 27, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Texas Longhorns safety Kenny Vaccaro (4) comes onto the field for the game with the Kansas Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium. Texas won the game 21-17. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

 

With the NFL draft being just two months away now, NFL.com’s Elliot Harrison believes the Cinicnnati Bengals’ biggest need entering the draft will be safety:

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Position to watch: Safety.
Particularly strong safety. Free safety Reggie Nelson had a nice season in 2012, but the Bengals can’t roll with Chris Crocker or Nate Clements (or any other spare parts) in that spot and go farther than the wild-card round again. Florida’s Matt Elam can hit, and he will be there when the Bengals pick at No. 21. Kenny Vaccaro, meanwhile, is generally considered the best safety in the draft, with the size to succeed on the strong side in the NFL, but he might be selected sooner than the Bengals can grab him.

Other areas of interest: Linebacker, running back, defensive end.

 

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