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The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: 2020 NFL Draft wrap-up

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Matt Minich, John Sheeran and Anthony Cosenza team up to break down the seven picks made by the Cincinnati Bengals.

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The 2020 NFL Draft is officially in the books.

The Cincinnati Bengals only ended up with seven picks and didn’t maneuver at all from the tops of each round, but they made the most of their selections. Nearly half of the class’ picks were at the linebacker position, which was largely seen as the team’s biggest positional weakness heading into the weekend.

Defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo has essentially a brand new defensive unit to work with this year because of the draft and free agency acquisitions, while Zac Taylor now has his franchise quarterback.

So, now that the dust has settled, what do we make of the newest crop of Bengals? Matt Minich, John Sheeran and Anthony Cosenza took the air to talk about all seven picks.

Here’s what was on tap for discussion on our wrap-up show:

  • Who was the best value of the team’s picks?
  • What is the level of concern on the injury front with Akeem Davis-Gaither?
  • How soon can Hakeem Adeniji potentially vie for a starting offensive line position?
  • The Bengals picked players with high PFF scores. Is this a sign of the coaching and scouting staffs more highly-prioritizing data and other metrics?
  • A live announcement of the Markus Bailey pick.
  • How good of shape is the Bengals’ roster at this point?
  • What early grades do we give the class and why?

Form the entire crew on the Cincy Jungle podcast channel, thank you all so much for your support of the program. Throughout these first few months of 2020 leading up to the NFL Draft, we’ve been seeing thousands of downloads per day on both our audio and video platforms. The live listener viewership has also been some of the highest we’ve seen—including when we took the air late in the evenings on Thursday and Friday.

We’re not done, though! We attempted to bring you some great interviews over the past few weeks, and plan to bring you more of those, as well as more innovative content from each of the podcast programs: The Orange and Black Insider, Orange is the New Black and Chalk Talk.

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Music on the audio episode is from Bleed the Sky and the track played is “Membrane” off of their album, This Way Lies Madness. They appear on the show courtesy of Art is War Records.

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