NFL Draft Grades: Bengals Among AFC North Teams With A Solid Class (Video)

The 2012 NFL Draft is complete, so now the grades are starting to roll in. The AFC North has been one of the better drafting teams with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens. But the real winners in this draft may have been the Cincinnati Bengals, who have been praised for having one of the best drafts on paper.

The Bengals picked up Dre Kirkpatrick in Round 1, traded back with their other first round pick and selected Kevin Zeitler and then still managed to pick up Devon Still in Round 2. The Steelers found two potential starters in David DeCastro and Ohio State's Mike Adams. The Ravens had a heck of a pick in Round 2, selecting Courtney Upshaw. The Browns moved up from the fourth to third pick in the draft to select Trent Richardson, and then turned around and selected Brandon Weeden later in the round.

This may be the best division in the NFL when it comes to the draft this year. Every team had a solid draft that combined talent with need. The best draft in this division? It's the Bengals, who found immediate contributors for the second consecutive draft.

Check out our StoryStream compiling 2012 NFL Draft grades and be sure to check out our StoryStream breaking down every round of the draft. Visit SB Nation on YouTube for more NFL Draft grade videos.

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2012 NFL Draft Grades and Analysis: AFC North Edition (via sbnation)

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