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Bengals News (3/31): Looking toward second round

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The Bengals and Joe Burrow marriage seems inevitable, but who will the Bengals add to start off the second round?

NFL Combine - Day 2 Media Mock Draft Reacts To Free Agency
Welcome to the April 23-25, 2020 Draft and its preparation in the coronavirus era. Since this year's first Media Mock Draft five weeks ago (doesn't it seem like five years ago?), the only thing that hasn't changed is the bulk of players projected to be selected by the time the Bengals make the No. 33 selection at the top of the second round.

Todd McShay 2020 NFL Mock Draft: Burrow, Tua Headline Top 5 After Free Agency
"Burrow has incredible accuracy, maneuvers in the pocket with skill and battles all game long," McShay wrote. "The Bengals need a franchise quarterback to truly fire up their rebuild, and Burrow has all the makings of a future star in the NFL."

2020 NFL Mock Draft: Cincinnati Bengals get their quarterback
Hi, they call me “Mr. Grant” or at least at the bank, sometimes. Apparently I look like Jake Gyllenhaal as I have heard them whisper ‘Broke’ & ‘Back’ of the line as well. Originally, hail from S. Jersey “Go Eagles”. But, enough about me as I have been hired to right this ship in Cincy.

Ranking 8 Cincinnati Bengals options in second round of 2020 NFL draft
The real suspense for the Bengals begins at the top of the second round, pick No. 33 overall. That’s where a number of players could be in play for the team and we’re going to dive into and rank some of those players here.

Cincinnati Bengals Supplement FA Additions in 7 Round Mock Draft
The Cincinnati Bengals had a disappointing season in 2019, to say the least. After parting ways with longtime head coach Marvin Lewis, the team had a new coach at the helm in Zac Taylor and enthusiasm was higher than it had been in years.

Bengals impress Joe Burrow, NFL power rankings, draft update and more
In January, former LSU star quarterback Joe Burrow said he wanted to play for a pro team committed to winning. Burrow, the Heisman Trophy winner and national champion who threw for more than 6,000 yards and 60 touchdowns with the Tigers in 2019, sent a message to the team with the No. 1 overall pick.

Cincinnati Bengals: Andy Dalton could be waiting for awhile
Instead, April is upon us. The national sports scene is in upheaval, and Dalton is still part of the Bengals. For how long remains a mystery. What IS certain, is Joe Burrow being the first overall selection in Cincinnati, and Dalton still likely somewhere, anywhere, on the opening day of the 2020 NFL season.

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Phillip Lindsay 'going to battle' Melvin Gordon for job
"I've heard this stuff my whole entire life. And it's never ever panned out how everybody has wanted it to pan out. Until someone proves me wrong, I'm going to continue to do what I do.''

Martinez: Packers don't value ILBs as much as Giants
"It was 50/50 of a surprise and not a surprise," Martinez said when asked if he was startled the Pack didn't want him back, via the Giants' official team website. "I think the way they value the inside linebacker position especially in that defense, it wasn't as valued as other places I guess in my opinion. Overall, it was one of the things where they offered me, and we were just in different wavelengths on where I valued myself and where they valued it. At the end of the day, it was one of the decisions that had to be made on both sides. It's a business and right now I am extremely happy where I am and can't wait to start playing for the Giants and finally get into the facility."

Tua Tagovailoa 'fully cleared and ready to compete'
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50-plus prospects likely to participate in draft virtually
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported the league has begun inviting top prospects to participate virtually for next month's three-day event, which is scheduled to be televised but no longer include public events in Las Vegas because of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 50 players are expected to be digitally present via video and social media, Pelissero added. Players and their families are also expected to receive a "draft package."