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The Bengals really, really like that second pick under Lewis. It has netted them solid players,...

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The Bengals really, really like that second pick under Lewis. It has netted them solid players, guys with first-round credentials that fell for one reason or another, starting with left guard Eric Steinbach, then safety Madieu Williams all the way up through Rey Maualuga and Carlos Dunlap. There are guys like defensive end Da'Quan Bowers, defensive tackle Stephen Paea, and cornerback Brandon Harris that were projected in the first round in some mocks thst could very well trump the quarterback need at No. 35. Gruden says the QB doesn't have to come out of the draft. He feels that strongly about his system. "Until we get another guy, we’ll slowly progress with what his strengths are, whoever that is, whether it’s a free agent or a guy we draft," he said. "We feel like we have a good system in place here. We feel like a quarterback could come in here that’s willing and is smart and accurate, and he’ll be able to make some plays, especially with the weapons that he has."

Bevy of options beckon Bengals in 2 Mothership says QB may not be the priority.
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