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Kevin C. Cox

AJ McCarron pick 'not about Andy Dalton'
Hue Jackson shot out the decisive first words of maybe the most anticipated fifth-round draft pick press conference in Bengals history. "This is not about Andy Dalton," he said. Indeed, this is about competition.

McCarron's Girl-Friend Katherine Web Is A Beauty & Announcer Brent Musburger Cant Contain Himself

Why Jeremy Hill over Carlos Hyde?

The question of the night before, during and especially after the Bengals selected running back Jeremy Hill of LSU in the second round added an element of local disappointment and controversy. Why did the Bengals pass on Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde for LSU's Jeremy Hill?

Cincinnati Bengals 2014 NFL draft wrap-up - ESPN
Best move: When the Bengals finalized their big board in the days leading up to the draft, they put cornerback Darqueze Dennard near the top of the list. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said Dennard was ranked among the team's top 10 overall players.

Mel Kiper Jr. says Cincinnati Bengals' draft is a success - ESPN

The Bengals avoided making too many splash picks in this year's NFL draft, but the selections they did make still earned high marks from ESPN draft insider Mel Kiper Jr. In Kiper's post-draft grades published Sunday, the Bengals trended on the positive side of the curve. He gave them a "B."

Draft experts share responsibility for underclassmen who are undrafted | ProFootballTalk

Maybe McShay and the rest of the self-styled draft experts should quit ranking players who’ll have remaining eligibility beyond the coming football season.  Maybe the self-styled draft experts should ignore underclassmen entirely, until the underclassmen have decided that the time has come to stop playing college football without the influence of draft experts who think they know a lot more than they do.