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Bengals News (4/8): Cincinnati still highly value their draft picks

The Bengals were more active in free agency than they have been in awhile, but Duke Tobin doesn’t want you to think they’re feelings towards the draft have changed.

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Cincinnati Bengals Introduce Zac Taylor Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Lights, Camera, Action as Taylor Opens Workouts
Andy Dalton, who played 120 games and threw nearly 4,000 passes for the only NFL coach he ever had, picked the best offseason of his nine to stay in Cincinnati with a new baby and rehabbed throwing thumb. It has allowed him to watch the physical transformation between the Marvin Lewis and Zac Taylor eras and from the expanded offices to the new lights he has no doubts his teammates are going to know they’re in for a change when they arrive at Paul Brown Stadium for Tuesday’s first off-season workout.

A-J-G-R-E-E-N Guest Judges Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati Spelling Bee
In partner with Campbell’s, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati hosted their fifth annual Spelling Bee from John P. Parker Elementary School. More than 50 students in grades first through seventh from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati competed for the title of Spelling Bee Grade Level Champion in front of their family and friends. “At the Boys & Girls Club we have a huge focus on literacy and improving literacy especially for our kindergartners through third graders,” said Angela Giani, Regional Education Coordinator for the Boys & Girls Club of Cincinnati. “So doing the spelling bee is a great way to showcase what the kids have been learning and how they’re improving their reading skills.”

Bengals make it sound like they won’t be trading up on draft day
Director of player personnel Duke Tobin and the front office have 11 picks to work with, including five in the sixth round. A trade up for a Devin White or even a quarterback would entertain, not to mention fire up the fanbase.

2019 NFL mock draft: Bengals, Giants trades alter quarterback market
With our latest mock draft, let’s take a look at how the stocks of various players are taking their toll on the first round—and how it might affect who is available to the Chiefs if they stay put at No. 29.

Bengals reportedly considering drafting a QB with first-round pick
The Bengals have deployed Andy Dalton under center since 2011, but even though he is a three-time Pro Bowler, Dalton has never been considered one of the best passers in the game. He is under contract through the 2020 season, though Cincinnati could release him without any dead money ramifications.

BX: Draft capital still golden ticket for Duke Tobin, Bengals
This is the lifeblood of the Bengals. This is where the definitive stamp of the team is made. In an office where draft capital sits on a pedestal, bronzed in gold, inside a protective glass case.

Should Bengals select Dwayne Haskins if QB falls on draft day?
Quarterback isn’t off the table for the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft — and Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins might be there at the 11th slot.

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