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Bengals reportedly show ‘significant interest’ in Michigan State LB Joe Bachie

Photo by Michael Hickey/ A late target at linebacker emerges for the Bengals. There is no question the Bengals will be looking to possibly double dip at linebacker in this year’s draft. The team currently only has Germaine Pratt, Jordan Evans and recently signed free agent Josh Bynes under contract, and Evans is in the final year of his contract. That leaves a lack of bodies and competition in the linebacker room. While many are rightfully focused on higher picks that could come in and compete for a starting spot. Russell Brown of Cover 1 reports of one later round pick who is on the...

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BBV community mock draft: Jedrick Wills to Jets, Raiders are on the clock

Jedrick Wills | Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports What will our voters do for unpredictable Raiders? Jedrick Wills was the choice for the New York Jets at No. 11 in our Big Blue View Community Mock Draft. The Alabama offensive tackle got 313 of the 725 votes cast (43 percent). The Las Vegas Raiders, with the first of their two picks in Round 1, are now on the clock with the 12th selection. The picks No. 1 (Cincinnati Bengals) — Joe Burrow, QB, LSU No. 2 (Washington Redskins) — Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State No. 3 (Detroit Lions) — Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State No. 4 (New York Giants) —...

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The Splash Zone 4/7/20: Why Should Dolphins Trade Up For Joe Burrow?

Photo by Don Juan Moore/ Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours. After the NFL and college seasons came to an end, it’s been pretty much set in stone that the Bengals will draft Joe Burrow first overall. Heck, that may not be certain anymore as there were some reports yesterday that Justin Herbert has some supporters in Cincinnati. The Dolphins are also in need of a franchise quarterback, if you didn’t already know. Stephen Ross has also made it clear he...

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Cincinnati Bengals Add Playmakers for the Future in 7 Round Mock Draft

With the first pick at the top of every round of the NFL draft, the Bengals have a great opportunity to upgrade their roster through young draft picks. The Cincinnati Bengals own the first overall pick for the first time since the 2003 NFL draft, when they selected Carson Palmer. The situation now is very […] Cincinnati Bengals Add Playmakers for the Future in 7 Round Mock Draft - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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3 Bengals Players who could be on the Next NFL All-Decade Team

The NFL recently released its all-decade team. Here, we detail three Cincinnati Bengals who could be on the next list.  The NFL has unveiled its all-decade team, and the Cincinnati Bengals have a very worthy representative in Geno Atkins. Upon entering the league as a fourth-round draft pick in 2010, the former Georgia Bulldog has […] 3 Bengals Players who could be on the Next NFL All-Decade Team - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Bengals have unique connection with top WR prospect

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Bicknell has a connection to one of the draft’s top receivers. By the time the NFL Draft is just a few days away, we’ll have a clear idea of whom the Cincinnati Bengals will be targeting early on. Usually, the discussion surrounds the first-round pick, but that’s anything but a mystery now. The second round is where the conversation truly begins this year, and former Baylor wide receiver Denzel Mims will absolutely be a part of it. Mims could very well be a first-round pick and has risen into the conversation as a top-five receiver in this class after...

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BBV community mock draft: Jerry Jeudy to Jacksonville, Cleveland Browns on the clock

Photo by: 2019 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Who will got to Cleveland in our mock draft? The Cleveland Browns are on the clock this morning as our Big Blue View Community Mock Draft rolls along. With the ninth overall pick, our voters selected Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jeudy got 38 percent (154) of the 409 votes cast. The picks No. 1 (Cincinnati Bengals) — Joe Burrow, QB, LSU No. 2 (Washington Redskins) — Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State No. 3 (Detroit Lions) — Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State No. 4 (New York Giants) — Isaiah Simmons, LB,...

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BBV community mock draft: OT Mekhi Becton to Cleveland, Jets are on the clock

Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/ Two of the Big 4 offensive tackles remain — will one go here? In an extremely close vote, Louisville offensive tackle Mekhi Becton is the choice for the Cleveland Browns in the Big Blue View Community Mock Draft. Becton (263) got 38 percent of the 693 votes cast. Alabama offensive tackle Jedrick Wills got 244 votes (35 percent). The New York Jets are up next with the 11th overall pick. Vote in the poll below. The picks No. 1 (Cincinnati Bengals) — Joe Burrow, QB, LSU No. 2 (Washington Redskins) — Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State No. 3 (Detroit Lions) —...

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What positions could the Bengals use 2 draft picks on in 2020?

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports Will the Bengals decide to double dip in the NFL Draft? It’s not uncommon for the Bengals to take multiple swings at the same position in one draft. In fact it happens every year. The most dramatic example is 1998 when they selected both Takeo Spikes and Brian Simmons in the first round. Just last year the Bengals selected two linebackers and two running backs. Without any compensatory picks this year it is somewhat less likely, but still would make sense for a couple of positions. Let’s take a look at which positions the Bengals could choose to...

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Bengals’ Zac Taylor not phased by lack of in-person exposure to top picks

Photo by Michael Reaves/ The Bengals are adjusting during this unique times. With NFL facilities on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic that is currently sweeping throughout the United States, franchises have to morph on the fly as the NFL Draft is still slated for April 23-25. Having two top-35 picks in the upcoming draft, the Bengals have arguably the most important set of days in franchise history awaiting them. If Burrow, or whatever quarterback they select with the No. 1 overall pick, turns out to be a superstar, the Bengals could bolt into playoff contention. That’s why...

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4 Players the Cincinnati Bengals Should Pair with Joe Burrow

If the Cincinnati Bengals do the expected and draft Joe Burrow, these are the players they should target to pair with him.  With the opening of the draft less than three weeks away, the chances that the Cincinnati Bengals select top quarterback prospect Joe Burrow remain as high as ever. Thankfully, when the cigar-smoking signal-caller […] 4 Players the Cincinnati Bengals Should Pair with Joe Burrow - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Bengals Draft Profile: Are the A.J. Green Comparisons Warranted for Tee Higgins?

The Cincinnati Bengals are likely going to be looking for a wide receiver early in the 2020 NFL Draft. Tee Higgins is a prospect who could be seen as an eventual replacement for A.J. Green, as the two have similar styles of play. The 2020 NFL Draft has a loaded wide receiver class. Because of […] Bengals Draft Profile: Are the A.J. Green Comparisons Warranted for Tee Higgins? - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Maurice Jones-Drew’s wild mock draft has Bengals taking Justin Herbert first overall

Photo by Alika Jenner/ Not going to happen. A wild new mock draft from former Jacksonville Jaguars running back and now NFL Network analyst Maurice Jones-Drew has the Cincinnati Bengals taking someone different than Joe Burrow with the first overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Jones-Drew projects the Bengals will pass on Burrow and take Oregon Ducks quarterback Justin Herbert instead. He called Herbert a “An AFC North-style quarterback with a big frame and strong arm to lead the Bengals in bad weather late in the season.” Herbert had a stellar college career at Oregon as he led...

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Zac Taylor expresses confidence in Bengals’ ability to get it right with No. 1 pick

The Cincinnati Bengals are in a unique situation that befalls just one NFL team every year. With the 2020 NFL Draft quickly approaching, the Bengals have the choice of any collegiate prospect available as they hold the No. 1 overall selection. There is a certain pressure and expectation that comes with having the draft’s top […] The post Zac Taylor expresses confidence in Bengals’ ability to get it right with No. 1 pick appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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4 Small School Prospects the Cincinnati Bengals Could Target in the Draft

The NFL Draft is fast approaching and teams are finalizing their draft boards. Small school prospects provide a high-risk, high-reward investment. Which small school prospect could the Bengals target in the upcoming draft? In this uncertain day and age, small school prospects may take the hardest hit during the 2020 NFL Draft. With limited tape […] 4 Small School Prospects the Cincinnati Bengals Could Target in the Draft - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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How the Cincinnati Bengals can Acquire an Extra Third-Round Pick

The Cincinnati Bengals currently only wield 7 draft picks. Here’s how they can acquire an extra third-round pick to add more high-end talent. As things stand, the Cincinnati Bengals only have 7 draft picks at their disposal. When all is said and done, don’t expect that to be the case for the duration of the […] How the Cincinnati Bengals can Acquire an Extra Third-Round Pick - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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NFL teams will draft from home due to COVID-19 restrictions

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The NFL will experience the draft like all of us do. When you’ll be watching the 2020 NFL Draft on your couch at home like you have been doing every year before, the Cincinnati Bengals and every other team will be doing the same. Multiple representatives from different teams told ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter that they’ll be preparing to work entirely from home during the draft. Though it is not an officially mandated policy yet from the NFL yet, it is to be expected that every team will follow suit and the draft will be 100% virtual. High-level...

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Rex Ryan says Justin Herbert will be a ‘star’ in the NFL

When you talk about the quarterbacks of the 2020 NFL Draft class, the first two names that come to mind are LSU’s Joe Burrow and Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa. Burrow is expected to go to the Cincinnati Bengals at No. 1, and the general expectation is that Tagovailoa will fall somewhere in the top five. But […] The post Rex Ryan says Justin Herbert will be a ‘star’ in the NFL appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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BBV community mock draft: Justin Herbert to Chargers, Carolina Panthers on the clock

Justin Herbert We’re reached pick No. 7 With the No. 6 pick in the Big Blue View Community Mock Draft, our voters overwhelmingly selected quarterback Justin Herbert for the LA Chargers. Eighty-two percent (500) of our 612 voters chose Herbert as the successor to Philip Rivers. The Carolina Panthers are on the clock at No. 7. The picks No. 1 (Cincinnati Bengals) — Joe Burrow, QB, LSU No. 2 (Washington Redskins) — Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State No. 3 (Detroit Lions) — Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State No. 4 (New York Giants) — Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson No. 5 (Miami Dolphins) —...

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Should Bengals keep Dalton to help Burrow? Plus the history of rookie QBs who went first overall

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports A look at the last 10 QBs taken first overall can help us figure it out. The Bengals are set to draft LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. However, the history of rookie quarterbacks who went first overall hasn’t exactly been great, which begs the question of if the Bengals should keep Andy Dalton to be a veteran coach of sorts for Burrow. Try as they might, the Bengals have been unable to find a trade partner to take their veteran quarterback off their hands.To complicate matters, the Panthers released Cam...

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Bengals News (4/3): Business not as usual

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports How has Zac Taylor managed to prepare for the NFL Draft whilst quarantined in his own home? The occasional family-made music videos seem to be helping. Zac Adjusting To First Draft Of The Zooming '20sBengals.com lead writer Geoff Hobson checks in on head coach Zac Taylor, quarantined and grinding away at draft prep in a world that's inconvenient to everyone. Zac Taylor Old Town Road: Bengals coach rides horse in family videoA very funny video featured Zac Taylor dancing with his family to Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road." This Week in Bengals: Shawn Williams, Dre...

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Todd McShay projects Bengals to draft Austin Jackson with 2nd-round pick

Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Jackson would help protect projected new quarterback Joe Burrow. With the NFL Draft three weeks away, ESPN’s Todd McShay released an updated two-round mock draft where he sees the Cincinnati Bengals adding LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, while also finding the Heisman winner some protection. McShay projects the Bengals to select USC Trojans offensive tackle Austin Jackson with the 33rd overall pick and first pick of the second round. He explains the pick by saying, “Last year’s first-rounder Jonah Williams will be back after missing his...

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3 Reasons Cincinnati is a Better Destination for Joe Burrow than Miami

Many people in the media have suggested that Joe Burrow should refuse to play for the Cincinnati Bengals and that the Miami Dolphins would be a better destination for him. This is a false narrative for a number of reasons. It is officially April, which means the month of the NFL Draft is upon us. […] 3 Reasons Cincinnati is a Better Destination for Joe Burrow than Miami - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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BBV community mock draft: Miami Dolphins on the clock at No. 5

Photo by Michael Hickey/ Our Big Blue View Community Mock Draft rolls along today with the Miami Dolphins on the clock at No. 5. The expectation here would be that the Dolphins would select Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Is that how our mock draft will play out? Vote in the poll below. The picks No. 1 (Cincinnati Bengals) — Joe Burrow, QB, LSU No. 2 (Washington Redskins) — Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State No. 3 (Detroit Lions) — Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State No. 4 (New York Giants) — Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson No. 5 (Miami Dolphins) — No. 6 (LA Chargers) — No. 7 (Carolina...

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BBV community mock draft: Tua to Dolphins, Chargers on the clock at No. 6

Photo by John McCoy/ As expected, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was the overwhelming pick for the Miami Dolphins with the fifth overall pick in teh Big Blue View Community Mock Draft. Tagovailoa got 79 percent (647) of the 819 votes cast. The Los Angeles Chargers are now on the clock. The picks No. 1 (Cincinnati Bengals) — Joe Burrow, QB, LSU No. 2 (Washington Redskins) — Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State No. 3 (Detroit Lions) — Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State No. 4 (New York Giants) — Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson No. 5 (Miami Dolphins) — Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama No. 6 (LA...

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Dolphins not convinced Tua Tagovailoa is best option right now

Although the Cincinnati Bengals are expected to take quarterback Joe Burrow with the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, there has been plenty of speculation regarding who will be the next quarterback off the board. Recent reports suggest that there are teams that prefer Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert over Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. […] The post Dolphins not convinced Tua Tagovailoa is best option right now appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Three Bold Draft Predictions for the Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals have had an aggressive offseason so far, setting up for a bold draft at the end of the month.  The Cincinnati Bengals have come out of the gate swinging this offseason, rightfully so after a disappointing 2-14 campaign. The front office has completely revamped their secondary, brought in a top tier defensive […] Three Bold Draft Predictions for the Cincinnati Bengals - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Chalk Talk: Mocking the Draft

Photo by Brian Bahr/ Benjamin Robinson from Mocking the Draft tells us about the recent trends in mock drafts and what it could mean for the Bengals. On the latest edition of Chalk Talk, I am joined by Benjamin Robinson from Grinding the Mocks. Benjamin explains the methodology behind his website and how he compiles mock draft data and uses it to predict the actual draft. Are Patrick Queen and Kenneth Murray realistic options for the Bengals at pick No. 33? Will Denzel Mims, Justin Jefferson, or Jalen Reagor slip out of the first round? Are Josh Jones and Cesar Ruiz in play in Round...

Fantasy Focus Live! Ravens and Bengals preview

Matthew Berry and Field Yates weigh in on Andrew Luck’s retirement from the NFL and fantasy rankings ahead of draft season. Today’s team preview features the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals. Stream live sports and get premium content with ESP

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.