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Filling the Bengals needs in each stage of the NFL Draft

A look at the top players to fill the Bengals’ needs on all three days of the draft. The Bengals have many needs entering the NFL Draft, but there’s more than one way to skin a cat. Clearly the Bengals biggest need is linebacker, where they are in major need of an athletic upgrade. The status of quarterback Andy Dalton moving forward is a point of contention amongst Bengals fans, but we can all agree that they at least need a better backup than that they currently have. Despite re-signing Bobby Hart Because they re-signed Bobby Hart, the need to upgrade the right tackle position...

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Bengals news (4/19): The inner circle

The Bengals seem to have a lot of trust and confidence in how things are heading for the 2019 season, even though they’re flying under the national radar. Cincy Jungle’s Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast Bengals news Taylor Checks Out His First Big Week In the world according to Zac Taylor, the Bengals’ new head coach is looking at the biggest week of his administration. On Tuesday he gets on the field for the first time with his club at a three-day voluntary veterans minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati Bengals: Zac Taylor pre-draft press conference No matter the...

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Who do the Cincinnati Bengals draft? Offensive tackle

Cincinnati Bengals beat writers Fletcher Page and Paul Dehner Jr. offer their pick at offensive tackle for the 2019 NFL Draft.         

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Who will the Bengals draft? Offensive tackle offers 4 options at the top

Looking at offensive tackle, which could hit the Bengals early and often.         

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Bengals News (4/19): Scheduling a plan

The Bengals’ schedule release has sparked mixed projections for the 2019 season. Who will Bengals draft? Defensive tackleTaking a look at the current situation on the Bengals roster, Zac Taylor's opinion on utilization and where the Bengals will likely pull the trigger. Projections after schedule release paint Bengals as one of NFL’s worstThe Bengals do not have a great chance to reach the playoffs in 2019, and if the odds play out, they'll end as one of the NFL's worst teams. Cincinnati Bengals: Trading up for Dwayne Haskins is a dream scenarioThe Cincinnati Bengals could be perfectly...

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2 scenarios for a 5-round Bengals mock draft

Two Cincy Jungle contributors recently got together to give their thoughts on how the NFL Draft could play out for the Cincinnati Bengals. We’re less than a week away from the kickoff of the NFL Draft and no one is fully certain as to what the Cincinnati Bengals are thinking with their early picks. While we’ve reported on other mock drafts concerning the team, we have held off on bringing you our own. Well, on this week’s Orange and Black Insider, John Sheeran and I unveiled our 5-round mocks for the Bengals. We used a formula, of sorts, to come to our conclusions, but both classes...

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How the Bengals could end up drafting an offensive tackle in the first round

Jay Morrison’s seven-round mock draft addresses how the Bengals could draft an offensive tackle in the first-round. The Bengals are going to be an interesting selection come draft night. It really depends on how the picks in front of them go. Will a linebacker like Devin White or Devin Bush fall to them? Could they address Andy Dalton’s successor? One of the Bengals biggest needs that has been the least likely to be addressed in most mock drafts has been their need at offensive tackle. The Athletic’s Jay Morrison introduces a scenario in his most recent seven-round mock draft that...

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Who do the Cincinnati Bengals draft? Defensive tackle

Cincinnati Bengals beat writers Fletcher Page and Paul Dehner Jr. offer their pick at defensive tackle for the 2019 NFL Draft.         

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Cincinnati Bengals notebook: An added advantage for Zac Taylor's NFL Draft prep & more

The Bengals extra minicamp will provide Zac Taylor and staff with an added advantage for NFL Draft preparation.         

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Way too early 2019 Bengals win-loss predictions

The schedule’s out, it’s time to make predictions! The opponents for the Bengals’ 2019 season have been known for some time now. With the release of the NFL schedules, now we know when each matchup will take place. The NFL Draft hasn’t even happened yet, but we’re already thinking about how this season will go down. Here are our way-too early predictions for how the Bengals will tackle there 2019 campaign. Week 1: at Seattle Seahawks — To kick things off, the Bengals travel to the pacific northwest to face the highest paid quarterback in the NFL in Russell Wilson. The...

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11 for 11 NFL Draft series: Brian Burns can add a new dimension to the Bengals’ defense

The NFL Draft is about teams adding players with skillsets that they do not possess. The Bengals implementing Burns into their pass rush exemplifies that perfectly. Almost one year later, it remains unexplainable how safety Derwin James lasted beyond the first 16 picks of the 2018 NFL Draft. We could be saying the same thing about James’ former teammate Brian Burns in one year’s time as well. NFL teams like to use the phrase “checking all the boxes” when referring to great prospects, but what exactly are the true boxes that need to be checked? For edge rushers, the best have...

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ESPN takes the under on Bengals’ win total for 2019

Going into the draft, ESPN still doesn’t have much faith in Cincinnati. Will they be able to prove them wrong? The Bengals’ 2019 schedule is out, and the NFL draft isn’t far away. That makes this the perfect time for many outlets to check back in on how they currently feel about these teams before they start using draft picks. Mike Clay of ESPN went back and re-examined the over/unders set for each team’s win total, and it shouldn’t be a surprise that it wasn’t favorable to the Bengals. The Bengals over/under is set at six wins, and Clay projects the team to have 5.5. The...

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The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: 4/17 livestream

It’s mock draft time! John and Anthony give their choices for the the Bengals for each one of their picks! Yes—even we at The Orange and Black Insider engage in mock drafts. This week, we prepare for the NFL Draft with our picks for the Cincinnati Bengals. To call it an integral rookie class for the team would be an understatement. It’s the first under Zac Taylor, and the club is in dire need for immediate impact players. Will some of the more familiar names and those often connected to the Bengals actually make it to Cincinnati? Who are some of the mid-round guys John and Anthony...

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Who will the Cincinnati Bengals draft? Edge rusher could be the top pick

Wil the Bengals do something they have not done since 2001?         

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Who do the Cincinnati Bengals draft? Edge rushers

Cincinnati Bengals beat writers Fletcher Page and Paul Dehner Jr. offer their pick at edge rusher for the 2019 NFL Draft.         

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11 for 11 NFL Draft series: Is Ed Oliver the next great Bengals defensive lineman?

The Cincinnati Bengals may have an outside shot at a dominant college player who could immediately help their rebuilding defense. The Cincinnati Bengals’ defensive unit was a mess last year. Injuries, a lack of depth and poor coaching led to a No. 29 ranking against the run and a dead-last ranking against the pass and in overall defense. Yikes. As cures for what ails them, most folks are looking at the mid-level of the defense as the best early-round positional options for the unit. But, as the old adage goes, football is often won in the trenches, so having talent on the front line of...

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Cincinnati Bengals: Trading up for Dwayne Haskins is a dream scenario

The Cincinnati Bengals could be perfectly placed to trade up for Dwayne Haskins in the 2019 NFL Draft, a dream scenario for the organization. With the changing of the guard, it’s time the Cincinnati Bengals hit the refresh button at quarterback with Andy Dalton as well. That could mean trading up a few spots in […] Cincinnati Bengals: Trading up for Dwayne Haskins is a dream scenario - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

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Who will the Cincinnati Bengals draft? The great quarterback debate

The most important storyline as the Bengals draft approaches. What will happen at QB?         

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Who do the Cincinnati Bengals draft? Quarterbacks

Cincinnati Bengals beat writers Fletcher Page and Paul Dehner Jr. offer their pick at quarterback for the 2019 NFL Draft.         

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Bengals News (4/17): Zac Taylor continues the hype train

Zac Taylor talked with the Bengals’ season ticket holders and business partners about the upcoming season. Who will Bengals draft? History tells story of interior offensive line Middle of the pack. The Bengals invested at these positions with both free agency and draft capital. Billy Price was the team’s first-round pick a year ago and despite an uneven and injury-riddled rookie year, he’s locked in for the long haul. John Miller was signed from Buffalo and is expected to start at right guard on a three-year, $15M deal. Veteran Clint Boling is penciled in at left guard, but he’ll...

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Bengals trade back into the 1st round for a quarterback in 7-round mock

It doesn’t seem likely, but it is always interesting to see the logistics of how the Bengals could move back into the first round. Mock drafts are always entertaining. Mock drafts with trades in them, however, are an entirely different animal. It’s difficult enough to predict where every player lands in the NFL Draft. Adding which teams will trade with one another is another level of absurdity, which is why most mocks shy away from them. But we see more trades now than we ever have during drafts due to the rookie wage scale making higher draft picks less of a financial risk. As the...

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11 for 11 draft series: Can Dwayne Haskins get Cincinnati over the hump?

After seeming as if he would be out of reach, one of the classes best quarterback prospects could be available at No. 11 for the Bengals. For the first time in a while, we don’t really know the Bengals’ mindset when it comes to this year’s first round selection. The Marvin Lewis regime didn’t necessarily tip its hand often, but some classes became obvious with positional need. This year’s crop will definitely be a blend of need and best player available, as Zac Taylor rounds up his very first group as a head coach. The young head guy is keeping things close-to-the-vest, as we...

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Gil Brandt’s Hot 150: Who are Bengals have shown interest in

Gil Brandt just released his top 150 draft prospects. Where do some Bengals’ top prospects fall on the list? Former NFL scout and executive Gil Brandt just released his “Hot 150” top prospects entering the draft this year. For his top pick, Brandt ranks Ohio State standout Nick Bosa as the top prospect. Alabama’s Quinnen Williams is the second-ranked prospect, just ahead of Josh Allen and Ed Oliver. Kyler Murray, who seems to be the consensus 1st overall pick, is actually ranked number seven on Brandt’s list. Last year, Brandt ranked Billy Price at 62, which didn’t stop the...

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Bengals News (4/16): Cincinnati takes advantage of their local pre-draft workouts

Get some details from the Bengals local ore-draft workout. All Football Is LocalFor Mike Edwards, it turns out to be not all that different from the early days growing up on Cincinnati’s western edge. His father drops him off and his sister picks him up. Bengals Local Pre-Draft Workout Gallery 2019The Bengals host local players for a pre-draft workout. Nearly 40 invited draft-eligible players from 15 different colleges participated at the team’s annual local players’ workout. Ohio State WR Parris Campbell visiting with Cincinnati BengalsCampbell had quite the career as a Buckeye,...

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Bengals hosting Jawaan Taylor

Arguably the top tackle in this draft is meeting with the Bengals. The NFL Draft is just over a week away, and the Bengals continue to do their due diligence on the class of offensive tackles. Cody Ford, Andre Dillard and Jawaan Taylor are the first-round prospects Cincinnati has or will meet with in some form before the draft. Taylor is actually coming to Cincinnati today for a pre-draft visit, according to Adam Schefter. The former Florida Gators tackle enters the draft following his true junior season in Gainesville, He’s been a full-time starter since his freshman season, mostly at...

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NFL.com gives their best 2 picks for the Bengals

These two would be great selections with Cincinnati’s first two picks. We’re just nine days away from the 2019 NFL Draft. With a new regime in charge, the Bengals have a great chance to bolster their roster with a pair of top-50 selections, and NFL.com has named their ideal top two picks for all 32 teams. This projection goes in sort of a mock draft format, as guys like Devin White (4th to Raiders) and Ed Olver (9th to Bills) aren’t available at No. 11. So in essence, this is a proclamation of who would be the best fit for the Bengals based on who’s still on the board at No. 11...

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Bengals held private workout with Brian Wallace

The Bengals continue to do their homework on offensive tackles in this year’s NFL Draft. With the NFL Draft closing in, the Bengals still need plenty of help throughout their offensive line, especially at offensive tackle. Cincinnati has met with several tackles who could be considered in Round 1, the latest being Andre Dillard. However, the Bengals recently met with Brian Wallace, a potential late-round target by way of the Arkansas Razorbacks. Arkansas offensive tackle Brian Wallace is visiting the Texans today, according to a league source. He has worked out privately for the...

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11 for 11 draft series: Montez Sweat could make Bengals’ defense elite

After dominating the Senior Bowl and the NFL combine, Montez Sweat is on track to be a top-10 pick. If he’s not, the Bengals become a serious contender to draft him. Two years ago, wide receiver prospect John Ross ran himself into the top 10 picks of the NFL Draft thanks to his record-breaking 4.22 40-yard dash. While defensive end Montez Sweat isn’t quite that fast, he may very well find himself coming off the board in the exact same range as Ross did. A tremendous showing at the NFL combine (headlined by his 4.41 40 time) is what established Sweat as a bonafide first-round prospect....

The Bengals were one decision away from a dynasty but bungled it away

What if the Bengals had thought about the Saints offer in the 1999 draft? Could the world handle a Cincinnati dynasty? In 1999 the Bengals passed on a trade offered by the Saints. Mike Ditka wanted Ricky Williams and tried to send every pick he had that

The Bengals Back-to-Back First Overall Picks Did Not Go as Planned | NFL Draft Story

In both the 1994 and 1995 NFL Drafts the Cincinnati Bengals had the number one overall pick. However, neither of their selections produced the results they had hoped.