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Duke Tobin: Bengals won’t trade down if it means missing out on premier talent

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Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin spoke to the media Wednesday.

Among the revelations were that:

On that last point, Tobin had the following to say about trading down:

“Yeah, we’re willing to talk about it. It has to be right. I don’t anticipate going down to a point where we’re losing the level of player we’re looking at right now. I think we’re in a good spot in this draft to get one of the guys who is a premier talent.”

Furthermore, Tobin wants an immediate starter, not just a good prospect. He said, “Anybody we take with that fifth pick, the expectation is he’s going to come in and help us win immediately and play a big role.”

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