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Bengals News (4/20): High praise

Carson Palmer gives his two cents on the next Bengals’ quarterback who will be selected first overall.

College Football Playoff National Championship - Clemson v LSU Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images Senior Writer Geoff Hobson releases his third media mock draft.
Flash back to 1991. Paul Brown's last draft and our first one. We invited him out to lunch and he invited us in and over brown bags we hashed through the 19th pick.

Bengals Booth Podcast: Knew You Were Waiting
Listen to the "Knew You Were Waiting" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast as broadcaster Dan Hoard looks ahead to Thursday night for the start of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Photo Gallery | Vonn Bell
A look at some of the best images of safety Vonn Bell who recently signed with the Bengals.

Peyton Manning tells Joe Burrow to learn from tough rookie year
Manning, who was the No. 1 overall pick by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1998 draft, said Sunday on SportsCenter that Burrow recently called him for advice on being a rookie quarterback. Burrow, who won the Heisman Trophy and a national title last season with LSU, attended Manning's Passing Academy last summer.

Cincinnati Bengals 7-round mock draft based on best-player available
But what if every pick strictly adhered to a best-player available requirement? Let’s tackle such an exercise, grabbing only the top players available as a live draft unfolds via The Draft Network’s mock draft simulator and predictive board.

Former Bengals Quarterback Carson Palmer Says There’s No Doubt Joe Burrow Is Worthy Of No. 1 Pick In 2020 NFL Draft
In his second year as a starter in 2005, Palmer guided the Bengals to an 11-5 record and AFC North Division title—the team’s first winning season since 1990. After up-and-down seasons mired by injury, Palmer and the Bengals returned to the playoffs in 2009 by winning the division with a 10-6 record.

Peyton Manning warns Joe Burrow: 'There's a reason Bengals are picking at number one'
Peyton Manning has revealed he took a call from Joe Burrow ahead of the NFL Draft and took the chance to warn the quarterback about what he can expect as a rookie.

Source: Cowboys Exploring Free-Agent Signing of CB Dre Kirkpatrick
Kirkpatrick, a first-round pick in the 2012 draft, spent eight years with the Bengals, the former Alabama product serving as a full-time starter for the entirely of his career. Kirkpatrick, 30, is 6-2 and 190 and has ballhawk skills.

Bengals held pre-draft meets with WR Lawrence Cager, S Jalen Elliott
Next up on the visits list? Pre-draft meets with Notre Dame safety Jalen Elliott and Georgia wide receiver Lawrence Cager, according to The Draft Wire’s Justin Melo.

Around the league

Jags have had Leonard Fournette trade talks for month
Fournette has been the center of trade talks for the Jaguars for more than a month, but, Rapoport said, Jacksonville circled back with teams over the last three days.

Quinn: Lions players '100 percent behind' Matt Patricia
"I'd say no [it is not a problem]," Quinn said, via team transcript. "I haven't talked about it a ton, but you can go ask anybody in the locker room right now what they think of coach and how he runs the team, and they're 100 percent behind him."

Melvin Gordon 'looking forward' to playing Bolts twice
"I just thought I'd be a good fit. I played against them twice a year, so I kinda seen how they used [Phillip] Lindsay, they like to run the ball. I felt it was a great opportunity there. I felt it was a good organization," Gordon said. "Everyone knows the Denver Broncos. Everybody knows that's a good organization. I just thought it could help boost my career and give me a fresh start."

Laviska Shenault (core) should be 100 percent by draft
All 32 franchises received a letter from Dr. William Meyers of Vincera Core Physicians stating Shenault, who underwent core muscle surgery, would be 100 percent by April 25, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The letter, dated April 14, was obtained by Rapoport.