More ideas on Cincy's first-rounder 

February, 12, 2013
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At this point of the NFL offseason calendar, it can be difficult to project exactly what teams will do with their draft picks, as some needs will be met in free agency. However, for teams that are already amongst the NFL's postseason contenders, they may elect to go with a "best player available" strategy, and so their behavior in the free agent market won't necessarily impact what they do in April. On the other hand, for a team like the Cincinnati Bengals -- which could be losing some key veterans this offseason -- their projections may change considerably between now and opening night of the draft. Nevertheless, it's never too early to go through a rundown of some possibilities.