The 2015 NFL Draft has reached its conclusion, and it's time to look back on just what the Cincinnati Bengals did in Chicago and how it sets them up for the future. Here's our Grades And Analysis Of The Cincinnati Bengals' Entire 2015 NFL Draft.
(All player grades based on spot selected, need, etc.)
1st Round: Texas A&M OT Cedric Ogbuehi [Grade: B+]
2nd Round: Oregon OT Jake Fisher [Grade: A]
3rd Round: Rutgers TE Tyler Kroft [Grade: B-]
3rd Round: TCU ILB Paul Dawson [Grade: A-]
4th Round: USC CB Josh Shaw [Grade: B]
4th Round: Arizona State DE Marcus Hardison [Grade: B+]
5th Round: Auburn TE CJ Uzomah [Grade: B-]
6th Round: Fresno State FS Derron Smith [Grade: A-]
7th Round: West Virginia WR Mario Alford [Grade: B+]
Overall Grade: B+
This draft earns an extra tick on the grading scale for fully covering the Bengals' need chart, but the concerns about Ogbuehi's health following a torn ACL keeps this from the A range. Regardless, he's a game-changer if 100% and adding a stud like Fisher to the line as well is going to do wonders for the team's zone blocking. Keep your eye on Derron Smith. He's also struggled with health issues, but he's one of the best cover safeties of a shallow draft class when he's on the field. Solid work all around.
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