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Who would you pick for the Bengals? - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
The Cincinnati Bengals are on the clock in our NFL Nation mock draft, and I'm looking for a little help. With the No. 24 overall pick, who do you think they select?

Less is more in Cincinnati Bengals' scouting department | The Newark Advocate |
The Bengals’ scouting department long has been a point of conversation for people looking for reasons to criticize the franchise. True, Cincinnati’s scouting department is one of the smallest in the NFL with seven employees. The Bengals have three scouts, two consultants and one personnel assistantworking under the guidance of Duke Tobin, director of player personnel.

2014 NFL Draft primer: Cincinnati Bengals - Newsday
This is the latest primer in our NFL Draft two-a-days that looks at each team and which potential first-round picks would be a good fit. The draft begins Thursday, May 8.

Browns could be plotting to snag a tackle | ProFootballTalk
When Browns G.M. Ray Farmer openly gushed about receiver Sammy Watkins, it became clear that Farmer hopes someone takes Watkins before the Browns pick at No. 4 -- unless Farmer has gone next level with his smokescreening.

Clayton's mailbag -- Is trading up in NFL draft worth risk? - ESPN
The Atlanta Falcons would like to trade up to acquire Jadeveon Clowney. Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr said Friday four or five teams have told him they would like to trade into the 20s of the first round to draft him.

Curious lack of extensions for 2011 first-round picks | ProFootballTalk
Of the 32 first-round draft picks from 2011, 11 have had their fifth-year options exercised.  But none have received new contracts. None.  As in not a single one.