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Bengals Bytes (4/24): Only in their dreams

The dream scenario for every team on Draft night. Will the Bengals take a serious look at safeties in the draft? Chris Simms takes a closer look at the two top defensive linemen in the draft.

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Hobson's Choice: draft winds whip up
One of the most underrated aspects of the last five years is the dogged consistency head strength and conditioning Chip Morton has brought to the weight room. With the help of assistant Jeff Friday, Morton’s ability to adjust to the vibes of each year has been a huge factor in the Bengals breaking out of the gate at 12-5 in September in the five seasons of Green-Dalton. Stability. A couple of vets talked about that on the first day Monday. How the consistency of what to expect from the workouts has helped them be ready for what’s next.

2016 Draft Prospects: RB
This gallery features some of the top Running Backs in this year's draft class.

Bengals' draft strategy: Safeties
The Enquirer takes a look at strategy for the Bengals' 2016 draft by counting down the team's positional needs from least pressing to most immediate. The nine-part series looks at top players, sleepers, Bengals history, strategy and what the experts say. The draft takes place April 28-30 in Chicago. Today: Safeties.

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