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Bengals News (4/3): Other teams think Cincinnati needs Penei Sewell

Some other teams have suggested the Bengals don’t mess around and correct their protection issues for their franchise quarterback as their first move in the 2021 draft.

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'A Lot of Teams' Think Cincinnati Bengals Should Take Penei Sewell With Fifth Pick
The Bengals have a dilemma with the fifth overall pick. Should they take Oregon offensive lineman Penei Sewell or LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase? Both are considered "blue chip" prospects. Chase is higher on a lot of big boards, but Sewell addresses the Bengals' need to protect star quarterback Joe Burrow.

On Silver Anniversary Of His Draft, Bengals Legend Willie Anderson Checks Out Another Big, Young Tackle
The Bengals could mark the silver anniversary of their drafting of the 20-year-old Anderson with the 10th pick later this month with the fifth pick this year by selecting another massive 20-year-old in Sewell, Oregon's gifted left tackle.

Media Mock Draft: Who will the Bengals take at No. 5 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft
With the need for offensive linemen and edge rushers at the forefront (free agency took care of the cornerbacks), we've been wondering how to get two fairly high second-round picks. Three choices in the top 40 would be nice in a draft where tackles and pass rushers supposedly lurk in the late first and early second.

Week In Review: A look back at the top Bengals stories, videos and photos from the previous week
The Bengals continued to fill out their 2021 roster with a bevvy of veteran free agent signings this week. Bengals.com Senior Writer Geoff Hobson dove more into those free agency moves and previews what lies in store for the upcoming NFL Draft with the latest edition of Hobson's Choice.

Bengals well represented as Penei Sewell impresses at Pro Day
The Bengals, who spent the first overall pick in last year’s draft on quarterback Joe Burrow only to see him get injured behind a shaky offensive line, sent their top two decision makers (director of player personnel Duke Tobin and head coach Zac Taylor) to Oregon’s Pro Day today. Sewell looked good.

NFL Executives and Personnel Question Cincinnati Bengals' Biggest Free Agent Signing
“I thought that was a drastic overpay for Hendrickson,” an evaluator told Sando. “He is solid, tough and instinctive, but doesn’t have explosive traits. Sometimes you watch the games and wonder how he got that production.”

If Seahawks Seek More Depth at DT, Reuniting Bengals' Former Dominant Duo May Be Appealing - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Despite the loss of defensive tackle Jarran Reed, the Seahawks have arguably upgraded their front line in a significant way this offseason. They've plucked Kerry Hyder Jr. from the 49ers, brought in Al Woods for his third stint with the team, and retained pass-rushers Benson Mayowa and Carlos Dunlap.

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Seven teams that MUST do well in the 2021 NFL Draft
Every team wants to do well in every draft, but the event usually means more to some franchises than it does to others. Circumstances vary each year -- some organizations have made a conscious choice to focus on prospects over free agents, others have generally understocked rosters or opportunities to land key franchise building blocks -- but various teams have a lot riding on this particular offseason function.

49ers asking price for Jimmy Garoppolo is first-round pick
There's no rush to get the new guy, whomever it ends up being, which means the 49ers are in the catbird's seat when it comes to the position. They can roll with Garoppolo as the starter and leave their first-round pick on the bench to learn -- and they can ask for the highest compensation for Garoppolo when receiving calls from interested suitors.

Mac Jones not worth a first-round pick; Rashod Bateman the next Justin Jefferson?
The first round of the NFL draft is generally reserved for superheroes. And the prospects with the most extraordinary physical gifts are viewed within the scouting community as top-10 talents due to their ability to transform franchises.

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts changes number to No. 1
Whether Hurts' numerical preeminence is a deliberate reflection of his newfound status as Philly's top man under center or just a coincidence can be left up to Philadelphia talk radio to debate, or for Hurts to clarify.