The Bengals have selected Ohio State University center Billy Price in Round 1 of the 2018 NFL Draft and Cincinnati football fans are all over the place with reactions.
Some fans are thrilled, others are beyond angry. Price though couldn’t be happier. He was so happy he almost didn’t answer the phone when he saw the Cincinnati area code calling to let him know he was being picked. It seems like the Bengals coaches are also thrilled about Price’s addition to the roster.
Here are the social media reactions to the Bengals’ first round pick, including quotes from Price himself!
OL coach Frank Pollack: "He's well coached. Good with his hands. We want to get him on the field sooner than later." #Bengals @fox19— Jeremy Rauch (@FOX19Jeremy) April 27, 2018
Pollock: Price is advanced, good with hands, fun to watch on tape. #Bengals— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonCMG) April 27, 2018
You might say…— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) April 27, 2018
The PRICE is Right! #BengalsDraft #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/qTf0ta3qCp
Price: When phone rang I was like holy shit, it's Cincinnati. This is exactly what I wanted, to stay in Ohio and bring the Ohio State brand to Cincinnati. #Bengals— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonCMG) April 27, 2018
Billy Price says he trained with Christian Westerman this offseason.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) April 27, 2018
Price on football in the midwest: "To me it's the toughness aspect. I was a defensive player in high school. When I was in the game in high school, it was my job to take that guy's head off."— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) April 27, 2018
Price said he elected surgery after pectoral injury at combine because risk of re-injury was higher if he didn't. #Bengals— Laurel Pfahler (@LaurelPfahler) April 27, 2018
Price on the injury in Indy: "It was sickening. You don't think it's going to happen to you. For that to happen at the combine on the biggest stage and the biggest moment of my personal life getting drafted, it was shocking."— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) April 27, 2018
He's a better player. Yes. https://t.co/Db4ub73PI4— Goodberry (@JoeGoodberry) April 27, 2018
Delete https://t.co/xfUfftN3yq— Jason Marcum (@marcum89) April 27, 2018
Lazor said Price had that sense that when he walked into the room he was in control of the room. He has a burning desire not to be wrong and that’s a good quality to have in a center— Marisa Contipelli (@BengalsMarisa) April 27, 2018
c+ we filled a need so u have to like that and he will be an upgrade from last yr— bryan keith scott (@CINCYTHUNDERCAT) April 27, 2018
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No. He is injured. Just like Cedric and Ross. Didn't learn anything— Trip Overstreet (@JoeRoga72840992) April 27, 2018
Solid pick... still waiting for a rational argument against it. Asking a lot, I know.— Wachu (@WachuWawnt) April 27, 2018
I’m pretty happy overall with the pick. It addressed a huge need.— Toto Tombs (@TotoTombs) April 27, 2018
April 27, 2018
I know that it was bad from a draft strategy/value position, but god damn it sure does feel good to get a Buckeye, especially it being Price who will be a day 1 starter.— Cal V (@50calvy) April 27, 2018
Wanted Ragnow. It's a need. The pick is fine.— dave moore (@DaveMoore44) April 27, 2018
April 27, 2018
#Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis on first-round pick, Ohio State center Billy Price. @ENQSports #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/TT3P3r045J— Kareem Elgazzar (@ElgazzarBLVD) April 27, 2018
"With the 21st pick in the 2018 #NFLDraft, the Cincinnati #Bengals select Billy Price. Center, Ohio State."— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) April 27, 2018
: @nflnetwork & FOX #BengalsDraft pic.twitter.com/wexb1rUdDE
Billy Price said he's about two months from being completely cleared and 100 percent going into training camp— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) April 27, 2018
Price will be headed to Cincinnati in the next few hours, at which point we’ll hear more from the newest member of the team! He expects to be medically cleared, including being able to practice fully by June.
The Ohio State players to the Bengals drought is OVER. Will more be added later this weekend, too?
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