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Bengals already having technical difficulties with mock NFL Draft simulation

Not ideal.

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals-Press Conference David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Today, the Bengals and the rest of the NFL are holding a virtual mock draft to prepare for the real thing on Thursday.

Hopefully, the real draft goes better than what happened today, as the Bengals experienced technical difficulties while making the No. 1 overall selection, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

ESPN’s Dianna Russini added that there were other problems with the simulation, mainly with bandwidth issues and teams forgetting to mute their microphones.

Thankfully, this is why the NFL is having a test run in hopes of weeding out these issues before the real thing begins Thursday night. I doubt the technical issues will cause a team to make a wrong selection or a potential trade to fall through, but it could lead to some delays that make the draft go longer than normal.

And thankfully, Russini is reporting that the draft is going along smoothly.

Hope for the best.