The Big Question: Can Dalton make the most of his new weapons?
Eifert gives Dalton a dynamic playmaker who can terrorize in space and stretch the seam. He'll pair with Jermaine Gresham to give the Bengals one of the league's more intriguing tight end tandems. The Bengals had other needs, but Cincy -- drafting well in recent years -- wasn't afraid to go "best player available" with the first of its 10 selections. Expect to see plenty of trendy, double tight end sets from the Bengals in 2013, which should open up A.J. Green down field.
Meanwhile, Bernard addresses a core need. BenJarvus Green-Ellis isn't featured-back material, but Bernard gives Cincy a run game built to compete in the rugged AFC North. Toss in young pass-catchers Mohamed Sanu, Marvin Jones and impressive slot man Andrew Hawkins, and Dalton, indeed, is on the hook to flip the switch.
1. Mike Brown has turned a corner. The team owner and president has long been a whipping boy for frustrated Bengals fans, but Brown deserves credit. A string of quality, deep drafts have reshaped the Bengals into a savvy operation, giving at least one angry website much less to moan about.
Instead of burning a pick on Smith's replacement, the Bengals locked up the NFL's fourth-best offensive tackle, per ProFootballFocus, to a three-year, $18 million contract. Another coup for Marvin Lewis and Co.
It's easy to see why the SMU defensive end was placed on earth, to grind quarterbacks into dust -- especially those clad in orange and brown tones. #Darkness.
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