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Bengals News (4/30): Cincinnati’s draft shows confidence in Andy Dalton for now

The Bengals look like they will give Andy Dalton an actual shot at proving he can be Zac Taylor’s guy.

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Cincinnati Bengals drafting quarterback Ryan Finley divides USA TODAY writers

How did USA TODAY’s NFL team assess the Cincinnati Bengals’ selection of North Carolina State quarterback Ryan Finley in the fourth round of this past weekend’s 2019 NFL Draft? Depends which writer you ask.

Oklahoma's Anderson Inspires And Aspires at No. 211
In another universe, star-crossed Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson would have spent April on a whirlwind tour of the NFL as a first-round draft pick. Big at 6-3, 224 pounds. Fast with 4.55 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Accomplished with 201 yards in the Rose Bowl against the baying junkyard Dogs of Georgia and their sixth-ranked defense.

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Bengals news: New Cincinnati OC explains why team made surprise pick of Drew Sample at No. 52
The Cincinnati Bengals selected former Washington Huskies tight end Drew Sample in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, making the up-and-comer the fourth player at this position off the board over the weekend.

NFL Minute: Bengals rivalry with Steelers extends to the draft
The vicious rivalry between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers has been firmly inserted into the NFL draft over the last several years.

Cincinnati Bengals excited about addition of Renell Wren
The Bengals selected the 6-foot-5, 318-pound defensive tackle in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday as they sought to add some depth to the interior line. Wren brings more length to the position and makes the Bengals a little more versatile inside.

Egger: Bengals’ draft shows the Andy Dalton era likely isn’t ending soon
I​ could​ save both​ of​ us​ a lot​ of​ time with​ this post-draft​ column by copying and pasting​ last week’s pre-draft​ column –​​ you know, the one where I tried to lay out the case for the Bengals using the 11th pick to take Dwayne Haskins. Then I could add, “yeah, well they took someone named Jonah Williams instead, so nevermind” to the end of it, instead of writing another piece aimed almost entirely at Andy Dalton and what the Bengals will or won’t do with their quarterback.

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