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Why the Cincinnati Bengals should trade up in the first round | isportsweb
The Cincinnati Bengals should trade their No. 24 first round pick up to better fill their needs. Their biggest need comes on defense. The Bengals have lacked depth in the defensive back and safety position for the past few years. This year would be a good year to go get one in the first round. The players that could have an immediate impact in the NFL as rookies at DB or safety will most likely only last for the first round, and they should use their second round pick on an offensive lineman so their first round pick should be traded up to get a safety.

Second round could see a run on quarterbacks | ProFootballTalk
Four teams that have Top 5 picks are eager to find a new franchise quarterbacks, and so it's been widely assumed that the top of this year's NFL draft will see a few quarterbacks going off the board early. But that may not be the case.

Aldon Smith -- 49ers Superstar Arrested at LAX ... Allegedly Yelled 'Bomb' in Airport [Video] |
Smith has been booked on one count of "false report of a bomb threat." If convicted, Smith faces up to one year behind bars.

Eckel: Defensive linemen draft preview | Clowney is spoiled and lazy

A look at the defensive linemen in the upcoming NFL Draft. Not every scout, personnel director, or general manager is in love with Jadeveon Clowney. There’s at least one who doesn’t like the University of South Carolina pass rusher at all. “He’s spoiled, and he’s lazy,’’ the NFC personnel man said. “He’s never worked hard a day in his life, now all of a sudden you’re going to give him a bunch of money and expect him to work hard. I don’t see it.’’

Jags safety Johnathan Cyprien posts epic Instagram fail

Jags safety Johnathan Cyprien posts epic Instagram fail. Jaguars safety Johnathan Cyprien got to meet a pretty special person today at a guns and hoses charity event. Or so he thought.