- Jamison Hensley, ESPN Ravens reporter
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Here is a quick recap of what happened in the AFC North on Friday night:
Second round: 37. RB Giovani Bernard, North Carolina. Bernard provides the speed and playmaking ability that the Bengals wanted to add this year. He is also an effective receiver. Bernard is a sudden change of pace compared to BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
Second round: 53. DE Margus Hunt, Southern Methodist. Even though the Bengals have depth on the defensive line, they couldn't pass up this freak athlete from Estonia. He's a developmental value pick who will make an immediate impact on special teams, especially in blocking kicks.
Third round: 84. SS Shawn Williams, Georgia. The Bengals waited until the third round to address safety, and it's unknown if Williams can fill the void at strong safety. He's an in-the-box defender who is strong and durable.
Second round: 56. ILB Arthur Brown, Kansas State. Brown is an instinctive, sideline-to-sideline linebacker. He isn't the biggest or the fastest. Brown just finds a way to get to the ball.
Third round: 94. Brandon Williams, Missouri Southern State. Athletic big man who can play anywhere along the line and break down the pocket (27 career sacks). The question is whether he can step up from Division II competition, although he held his own at the Senior Bowl.
Second round: 48. RB Le'veon Bell, Michigan State. There has been criticism that he doesn't run with the power of a back his size. Bell, though, gets yards after contact and is a weapon in the passing game. He's an every-down back.
Third round: 79. WR Markus Wheaton, Oregon State. Wheaton is a great leaper who can run after the catch. But he doesn't provide size to a wide receiver group that desperately needs it.
Here is a quick recap of what happened in the AFC North on Friday night:CINCINNATI BENGALSSecond round: 37. RB Giovani Bernard, North Carolina. Bernard provides the speed and playmaking ability that the Bengals wanted to add this year.