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Mailbag: How important is this draft?

5/2/2014

For a lot of teams, next week's draft will be an opportunity to select players early who are expected to contribute right away.

The Cincinnati Bengals aren't one of those teams.

Since they didn't lose many starters off the 2013 team, the Bengals enter 2014 with a mostly set roster. Depth, and adding players who can soon take over for aging veterans are the primary concerns for the Bengals in this draft. As a result, the question is worth asking: how important is this draft to the Bengals?

One reader asked that question this week, and it's where we begin this week's Bengals mailbag:

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