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Bengals News (2/27): How Cincinnati’s picks did in the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine

What were the Bengals looking at in the past NFL Scouting Combine that led them to their selections.

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Some Things Change At Combine And Some Things Don't
Darrin Simmons, the Bengals’ meticulous special teams coordinator for the past 16 seasons, has busted coverage schemes and chops with equal niftiness. As he prepares to pack for Tuesday’s trip to Indianapolis and the NFL scouting combine, Geoff Smith, the player personnel department technology consultant, makes Simmons smile with a return of his own.

How They Performed: Bengals at the 2018 NFL Combine
In recent years, most of the Bengals’ top picks have participated in the combine. Here is a look back at the Bengals 2018 draft class and how they performed at last year’s combine.

Zac Taylor's first coaching staff is youthful, lacks experience
Zac Taylor’s coaching staff is a reflection of the new direction the Cincinnati Bengals have moved in since parting ways with Marvin Lewis after 16 seasons. Taylor’s staff is youthful and doesn’t have much experience compared to previous Bengals coaching staffs. Taylor, 35, has never been a coordinator or head coach at the NFL level, while coordinators Brian Callahan (offense) and Lou Anarumo (defense) are also first-time NFL coordinators.

Bengals shopping WR John Ross after two seasons
Drafted ninth overall in the 2017 NFL Draft on the strength of that record-breaking 40 time, Ross missed most of his rookie year due to injury, failing to record a single reception. In 2018, Ross bounced back somewhat, tallying seven touchdowns on just 21 receptions for 210 yards over 13 games played.

Trading John Ross wouldn’t make any sense for Bengals
Yes, the Bengals have a new head coach with Zac Taylor, a supposed offensive-minded leader who coaches under Sean McVay with the Los Angeles Rams. Taylor has his own staff, which will put a fresh set of eyes on the roster and make moves as they see fit.

John Ross trade rumors: Eagles might be interested in Bengals’ wide reeciver
Ross has been a massive bust since being selected with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. In two seasons with the Bengals, he’s played in just 16 games and has been targeted 60 times for just 21 receptions and 210 yards. Oddly enough, he does have seven receiving touchdowns.

Bengals shopping John Ross: 8 reasons Buffalo Bills should pull off trade for WR
The Cincinnati Bengals are ready to part ways with former first round pick John Ross according to multiple reports. Ross, a top-10 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, doesn't have much to show for the first two seasons of his career, but the Buffalo Bills would be foolish to not inquire about the wide receiver. Here are eight reasons why the Bills should pull off a trade for Ross.

NFL Trade Rumors: Bengals shopping John Ross, do the Titans make sense?
This time two years ago, the debate raged on throughout draft season. Corey Davis, John Ross or Mike Williams? The Titans had a super obvious need at receiver and it was a pretty good bet that one of these three players were going to end up as Titans, one way or another.

Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross on trade block
Ross, who two years ago set the NFL combine record with a 4.22 40-yard dash, has remained a lingering question mark since the Bengals selected him No. 9 overall in the 2017 draft. He appeared in just three games and failed to catch a pass as rookie in 2017.

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