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Bengals News (4/23): How Cincinnati could double up on certain positions in the draft

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History says the Cincinnati Bengals will use double-up approach in 2019 NFL Draft

But at some positions, especially linebacker, one draft pick might not be enough. Even if LSU’s Devin White falls out of the top 10 or Michigan’s Devin Bush is the choice, the Bengals could opt for another linebacker later in the draft.

Boomer's Scouting Party
It was more than a year before they drafted him. Maybe two. Maybe even while Sam Wyche was still coaching the San Francisco quarterbacks and before he became the head coach at Indiana, never mind the Bengals. It was back when he filled out the Bengals’ “Professional Football Questionnaire,” with symbolic bold printing and Norman Julius Esiason informed them his age was 21 after printing on top of the nickname line, “Boomer.” He was 6 ft. 4 in. (without shoes) and 205 pounds (stripped).

Finding Value In The Sixth Round
With the 2019 NFL Draft days away, most teams have already completed their draft grades after watching thousands of hours of tape, watching players work out at the combine and pro days and conducting interviews.

Picking a QB for the Bengals in each round of the 2019 NFL draft
Andy Dalton still has two years left on his deal and both Zac Taylor and the front office has been adamant he’s their guy — but have also said everything is an option in the draft.

Cincinnati Bengals: 2019 season pre-draft record prediction
It’s been an offseason of change for the Cincinnati Bengals. They swiftly swept out the Marvin Lewis era, replacing it with the young Zac Taylor regime. Big names of note (such as Vontaze Burfict) were removed from the equation, opening the door of opportunity for younger, sprier options.

Zac Taylor never surprised by quarterbacks going early in draft
Taylor’s first NFL coaching job came with the Dolphins in 2012 and he worked with rookie Ryan Tannehill after Miami selected him with the eighth overall pick. Taylor would leave Miami after the 2015 season and he returned to the NFL in 2017 as the Rams’ quarterback coach. He worked with 2016 first overall pick Jared Goff in that job and there’s been some speculation that the Bengals could start the clock on replacing Andy Dalton by taking a quarterback with the 11th pick this year.

Bengals select FSU’s Brian Burns in Peter King’s mock draft
With the draft under a week away, it’s time to really start honing in on who the Bengals will likely take at No. 11. Most mock drafts have Cincinnati taking either Devin White, Devin Bush, or Dwayne Haskins.

Whatever the Plan is, Bengals Have Draft Capital to Execute
When you look at any sort of Bengals pre draft material this year, one thing stands out. They have five picks in the sixth round. A fair portion of guys picked in the sixth round won’t be in the NFL for more than a cup of coffee, a handful will be journeymen, and maybe five will make a real impact in the league.

2019 NFL Draft Rumors: There's 'A Real Possibility' Bengals Take QB in 1st Round
The Cincinnati Bengals have a lot of needs after a 6-10 season, but they could potentially use their first-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft to find Andy Dalton's replacement at quarterback.

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