Grading the Cincinnati Bengals 2013 Draft After the Season
Sep 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
We are just over a month away from the 2014 Draft and it seems everyone is trying to predict who will go where. Now with one season under last year’s draft class, how did the Bengals draftee’s really do?
Round 1, Pick 21: Tyler Eifert was a huge part of a double tight end game plan the Cincinnati Bengals had in place this past season. He had 2 touchdowns on 39 receptions for 445 yards. It was a pretty even split between him and tight end counterpart Jermaine Gresham. He beat league average in receptions and yards for tight ends. 2013 GRADE: B
Round 2, Pick 37: Giovani Bernard was another key member of the offense last season. Bernard got just over 40% of the carries with 695 years, averaging 4.1 yards per carry. He contributed with 56 receptions for 514 yards, and scored a total 8 touchdowns in his rookie year. Bernard become the more all-around back that this organization was looking for and desperately needed. 2013 GRADE: A-