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The Bengals finally filled their receiver need in the second round, and two talented, but injured linebackers finally found teams. Meanwhile Johnny Manziel is still being an idiot, shocker!

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NFLPA president Eric Winston blasts NFL, Roger Goodell over Laremy Tunsil comments
NFLPA president and Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Eric Winston blasted the NFL and Roger Goodell on Friday over the way the commissioner reacted to the draft drama that surrounded Laremy Tunsil the night before.

Carlos Dunlap caps Cincinnati Bengals' day with graduation 'walk'
Before he found out he would be announcing the Cincinnati Bengals' third-round pick from the Auditorium Theater in Chicago on Friday, Carlos Dunlap had been readying himself to walk a pair of stages of a different kind. Both of them were in Florida.

Bengals' 2nd round: Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh
With the second-round pick at No. 55 overall, the Bengals selected Tyler Boyd, a receiver out of Pittsburgh. The Bengals finally pulled the trigger on the much-needed receiver. Tyler Boyd didn't possess the skill set of the crop of four top wideouts that went in the first round, but brings savvy route-running and dynamic play after the catch. He shows incredible skill setting up defensive backs and a noticeable competitiveness and confidence putting them away at the point of attack.

Bengals 3rd round: Nick Vigil, LB, Utah St.
With the third-round pick at No. 87 overall the Bengals selected linebacker Nick Vigil out of Utah State.

Why do Bengals love first-round cornerbacks?
It’s become a standard statement: The Cincinnati Bengals like first-round cornerbacks. But when did it become a fact, and how? The seeds were laid two decades ago when Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis left Pittsburgh to become the defensive coordinator in Baltimore in 1996. At the end of Lewis’ tenure with the Steelers, former first-round pick Rod Woodson led a cornerback room that included fellow first-rounder Deon Figures and second-round pick Carnell Lake.

2016 Cincinnati Bengals draft picks: Analysis for every selection
If you're a Bengals fan, you may now start rueing the respective days the organization was unable to hang on to assistant coaches Jay Gruden, Mike Zimmer and Hue Jackson. All three made selections Thursday night that ultimately caused the Bengals to deviate from what many saw as the course that would have them taking a receiver in the first round. Hue Jackson, the Browns' current head coach, started the domino effect by drafting Corey Coleman 15th overall.

Bengals finish Day 2 by scooping up LB Nick Vigil earlier than expected
Comparatively speaking, the Cincinnati Bengals' Day 2 draft efforts ended without some of the punch and panache that was associated with the start of the day. Following Thursday night's first-round selection of cornerback William Jackson III -- a player some draft experts considered the best or second-best corner in the entire draft -- the Bengals scooped up a versatile playmaker in Round 2 when they picked Pitt receiver Tyler Boyd. Both players had the kind of name recognition that could appease fans.

Pittsburgh native, Bengals draftee Tyler Boyd vows to 'cause (Steelers) hell'
There really was no way Tyler Boyd would be able to avoid the question, so it was probably wise to just go on and get his answer out of the way. As a Pittsburgh-area native and a former standout at Pitt, did you ever root for the Steelers?

At long last, Tyler Boyd gives Bengals versatile WR they sought
Right after Thursday night's run on receivers that occurred just before the Cincinnati Bengals made their first-round selection, there were legitimate concerns about whether the team would be able to land a player at that position who could contribute fairly quickly. Those fears were put to rest late in the second round Friday, when the Bengals secured a prolific playmaker in Tyler Boyd. The former Pitt standout finished his college career as the school's record holder in receptions (254) and yards (3,361).

Bengals press conference transcripts
“Nick Vigil gives us another player that showed a lot of versatility. He’s been an inside, downhill linebacker at Utah State in the middle of the defense, scraping, playing over-the-top and through blocks, and he’s done a great job. He’s a smart kid, you can tell he understands the passing game, playing in passing lanes, and he has been productive there. He’s a good fit for us. He brings the ability of speed on special teams and playmaking and all the things that you want of a young linebacker as he comes in the National Football League.”

Draft Round 3 Guenther and Haslet press conference
Defensive Coordinator Paul Guenther and LB Coach Jim Haslett address the Bengals third round pick of Nick Vigil.

NFL Draft Bytes

Jaylon Smith and Myles Jack Present Huge Risks, but Major Potential Rewards
They took risks. Huge risks. Maybe the biggest risks of the draft. Maybe the biggest risks of the draft in the past five years. Maybe longer.  The Cowboys and Jaguars didn't just roll the dice with their selections. They picked up the dice, grabbed a rabbit's foot, smothered the dice in a bushel of four-leaf clovers and had the Pope bless them.

Christian Hackenberg of Penn State taken by New York Jets with 51st pick of NFL draft
The New York Jets drafted a quarterback for the fourth consecutive year, picking Penn State's Christian Hackenberg with their second-round choice Friday night. The move complicates an already uncertain quarterback situation.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers pick Roberto Aguayo of Florida State Seminoles
In one of the largest surprises of the NFL draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up into the second round and selected Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo at No. 59 overall on Friday. The Bucs sent their third-round pick (No. 74) and one of their two fourth-round selections (No. 106) to the Kansas City Chiefs for the chance to take the Lou Groza Award winner.

Patriots add CB Cyrus Jones, QB Jacoby Brissett
The New England Patriots are on the board in the 2016 NFL Draft after making four picks Friday on Day 2 of the NFL Draft. And unsurprisingly included one big surprise in the group. The Patriots, who did not have a pick in the first round because of Deflategate, selected Alabama cornerback Cyrus Jones with the No. 60 overall pick. Jones is an undersized corner who might be a better fit playing in the slot rather than outside against bigger receivers.

Titans select Heisman winner Derrick Henry
The Titans traded for running back DeMarco Murray this offseason. Now they've already drafted his replacement. Tennessee selected Alabama running back Derrick Henry with the No. 45 overall selection in the NFL Draft. It's a surprising pick because Henry is such a similar player to Murray, but no NFL coach loves anachronistic smashmouth football more than Titans coach Mike Mularkey.

Random Bytes

Manziel: 'You guys act like what I'm doing is new'
Two years after Johnny Manziel was drafted by the Cleveland Browns, a picture circulated Thursday night of Manziel at a bar in Columbus, Ohio before the Justin Bieber concert. Now out of work and without an agent because of legal issues and substance abuse problems, Manziel took to Twitter Friday to call out the radio personality that sent his picture out, and had a message for all those criticizing him on Friday before Day Two of the draft started.