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Bengals News (4/28): Can’t miss

The Bengals are in a winning situation at No. 5.

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Bengals Media Mock Draft: Can't miss at No. 5
Second of all, we may be enrolled in our second month on Team Sewell captained by Oregon left tackle Penei Sewell, but we also believe in the concept of free will. If Bengals head coach Zac Taylor calls LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase to tell him the Bengals are using the fifth pick to reunite him with Joe Burrow, where do we sign up?

2021 NFL Mock Draft 4.0: 49ers Pick Mac Jones; Bengals Reunite Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase
With two days before the draft, Albert Breer submits his final mock. The 49ers pick their QB, the Bengals reunite LSU teammates and the Panthers double down on young quarterbacks.

NFL Draft: Bengals going steady with SEC, Chargers cold on conference
SEC Football by the Numbers is looking at the 2021 NFL Draft in four parts. Monday’s initial installment examined the first round. Tuesday, it was a breakdown by positions. Today, NFL teams are the focus. And on Thursday, some stats and streaks about the conference and the draft will lead into this year’s first round of picks that night.

Two-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft: What the Falcons, Bengals and every team should do with their picks
The gap between Penei Sewell and an offensive tackle expected to be available at No. 38 overall is wider than the gap between Ja'Marr Chase and the wide receivers expected to be available.

A Bengals draft to remember: It's been 15 years since a foundation was built with 4 key picks
The start of the NFL Draft on Thursday not only will be a referendum on the future of the Bengals, but it also will mark — 15 years to the day — a pivotal moment from their past, one that would become the foundation for three division titles and six playoff appearances in seven years.

Bengals' Top 2021 NFL Draft Targets | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
The Bengals are in a strong position to improve through the draft once again. Following a 4-11-1 campaign in Joe Burrow's first season, they will have the fifth selection to ensure last year's No. 1 pick has what he needs to stay on the field and be successful.

Falcons, Patriots draft rumors and the impact on Bengals at No. 5
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, for example, reported that the New England Patriots are interested in trading up from No. 15 to obtain a quarterback. Cincinnati is unlikely to move down 10 spots in the draft, but it’s always worth pointing out Mike Brown goes out of his way to talk about his good trading relationship with Bill Belichick often.

Cincinnati Bengals Legend Andrew Whitworth Weighs in on the Penei Sewell Vs. Ja'Marr Chase Debate
Former Bengals offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth was the latest to give his opinion on the debate during his appearance on Dave Lapham's new podcast. It may be shocking, but Whitworth didn't throw all of his eggs into the offensive line basket.

Around the league

Antonio Brown re-signing with Buccaneers on one-year deal
Wide receiver Antonio Brown is re-signing with the Bucs on a one-year deal worth up to $6.25 million, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday morning. Per Brown's agent, $3.1 million is fully guaranteed, including a $2 million signing bonus.

Charles Davis 2021 NFL mock draft 2.0: Ja'Marr Chase reunites with Joe Burrow in Cincinnati
Playmaker extraordinaire for QB Joe Burrow. The Bengals' top-rated OT is still a strong possibility here, but I think they look to improve the O-line with their next pick.

Virginia Tech CB Caleb Farley tests positive for COVID-19, won't attend draft
The tantalizing talent who displayed the ability to be a lockdown corner has dealt with a rash of injuries. Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported earlier this week that Farley has been dealing with a back injury for more than two years, leading to two surgeries since he last played in a game in 2019. Farley opted out of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021 NFL Draft Buzz: Wednesday's news and notes
Most of the focus heading into Thursday's first round of the 2021 NFL Draft has revolved around the top five quarterbacks, who all have a chance to be selected in the top half of the opening round. There is a second tier of QBs that deserves attention. Stanford's Davis Mills, Florida's Kyle Trask and Texas A&M's Kellen Mond each could hear their names called in Rounds 2 or 3 on Friday night.