2015 NFL Draft: How the Bengals Can Complete Their Secondary

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Nov 16, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (14) warms up before the game against the Utah Utes at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

With the NFL draft only a few days away, fans are excited to hear who the next player in Bengal stripes will be. Cincinnati heads into the draft with no real pressing needs. In the first round of the most recent drafts, Cincinnati has drafted based on need, luxury, and BPA (Best Player Available).

The 2012 draft shows need, not only did Cincinnati address a need at cornerback when selecting Dre Kirkpatrick, but they also addressed a need at guard in Kevin Zeitler. In 2013, the Bengals took the luxury approach by selecting tight end Tyler Eifert. And last year, the Bengals employed the BPA strategy when selecting cornerback Darqueze Dennard.

Having employed three different approaches in the last three drafts, it is hard to say what the Bengals will do this year, but one thing they should focus on is ensuring the future of their secondary. They can do this by selecting both a safety and a cornerback early in this year’s draft.

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