2013 Bengals NFL draft guide

Examining Cincinnati's draft history and potential picks this year

Originally Published: April 15, 2013
By ESPN Insider staff | ESPN Insider
BenJarvus Green-EllisPeter G. Aiken/Getty ImagesThe Bengals may want to consider some competition for BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

Insider's NFL and draft experts -- Todd McShay, Mel Kiper, Chris Sprow and Field Yates -- have teamed up to give a full breakdown of all that should be considered for each team as it enters the 2013 NFL draft. Here we look at the Cincinnati Bengals.

Personnel needs

S, LB, RB, WR depth

Major need: Chris Crocker is a free agent and the Bengals will be looking to upgrade the strong safety position to play alongside Reggie Nelson. The team has done well to construct a productive cornerback group with both depth and experience but the Bengals will need to solidify the safety spot to enhance the secondary. Re-signing Rey Maualuga to a two-year deal puts the need for a middle linebacker on the back burner, for now. Adding veteran James Harrison won't alleviate the need for OLB help though.