CINCIN­NATI BEN­GALS

USA TODAY Sports Weekly - - AFC NORTH -

Grade: B+

Billy Price will start in 2018, while Bates should play plenty in Teryl Austin’s three-safety pack­ages. Hub­bard, Jef­fer­son and Brown are im­pres­sive ath­letes, and Wal­ton could have gone much higher if not for a sea­son-end­ing an­kle in­jury.

Best pick

Billy Price could be an im­me­di­ate up­grade on the line, open­ing up holes for Joe Mixon and giv­ing Andy Dal­ton a pocket to step into.

Up­side pick

Ma­lik Jef­fer­son lacks in­stincts and is a tad stiff lat­er­ally, but Jef­fer­son is an in­cred­i­ble ath­lete (4.52 40-yard dash). He’ll rack up tack­les when kept clean ver­sus the run and could de­velop into a ter­rific cover man with time.

THE ENQUIRER

Price

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