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Bengals Mailbag: Mixon’s future, best draft practices and making statements

The fans seem concerned about Joe Mixon’s long-term status with the Bengals. We address the options and quell fears, while also sifting through draft options and predicting some facets as to what the team will do next week.

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One of the most exciting draft classes in Cincinnati Bengals history is just around the corner. The team holds the No. 1 overall pick and is coming off of a massive free agency period, so excitement is very high.

With the excitement also come questions. John Sheeran and I have the answers, as we took the air on Friday afternoon as part of The Orange and Black Insider’s ongoing NFL Draft coverage.

On tap this week:

  • A TON of questions about Joe Mixon and his future with the club. Fears of a holdout linger, but nothing substantive on that front has materialized, yet.
  • A guy like Georgia tackle Isaiah Wilson has been a steady riser over the past few weeks. Might he be in play at No. 33 for the Bengals?
  • Could intriguing multi-dimensional weapons with question marks like Lynn Bowden of Kentucky and/or Antonio Gibson of Memphis be targets for Cincinnati as early as the fourth round?
  • When he took the job last year, Zac Taylor pushed the idea of bringing in high character players. An intriguing option in this year’s class could be linebacker Willie Gay, Jr., but he has a checkered past. Is this the year Taylor and Co. look past previous issues?
  • How many picks do we think the Bengals will end up with next weekend and how will they obtain them?

And much more! Have a watch/listen and find out what we had to say!

Also keep it to our podcast channels for a TON of draft content. We’ve got interviews with Ickey Woods, Shawn Williams and Sean Salisbury; and we also have Anthony Munoz and Dhani Jones joining us next Monday!

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