May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell takes a photo with draft prospects in attendance before the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
"“We are thinking about this year, we have some thoughts about 2016. Beyond that we will worry about it later.”"
These are words coming from someone who is clearly thinking about winning and winning now. The Bengals have had a very lucrative free agent offseason. They’ve signed linebacker A.J. Hawk, defensive end Michael Johnson, and defensive tackle Pat Sims. Those free agent gains are a great start towards improving this team in 2015. To complete their offseason improvements, Cincinnati will now do what it has done best for the past four seasons; draft the rest.
Thanks to Michael Johnson‘s 2014 departure, the Bengals received a third round compensatory pick in this year’s draft. That selection gives Cincinnati four picks in the top 100 of this year’s draft: 21, 53, 85, and 99. With all the talent available within the top 100 selections, here is how it could play out.
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