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Bengals News (5/3): Sitting pretty

The Bengals ended up getting a very solid haul of players in the draft.

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Draft analysts give Bengals high marks after 2021 NFL Draft
Analysis: The Bengals' decision to go with Chase over Penei Sewell at no. 5 was controversial, and I probably would have taken the foundational offensive tackle instead of this draft's top wide receiver. But that doesn't mean I don't love Chase, who could put up massive numbers after being reunited with his former college quarterback Joe Burrow. And Cincinnati did address its offensive line needs by taking Carman in the second round, Smith in the fourth, and Hill in the sixth. They should give Burrow a little more time to operate than he had during the 2020 season.

Bengals Notebook: Senior Bowl a major influence in Bengals 2021 Draft
Like the Bengals' last two picks in Saturday's NFL Draft. While Michigan running back Chris Evans' teammates practiced a move called "The Mixon," in honor of Bengals running back Joe Mixon, seventh-rounder Wyatt Hubert of Kansas State has been copying edge rusher Trey Hendrickson's game.

Seven of the Bengals 10 draft picks were linemen in the 2021 NFL Draft
After this mosh pit of a draft, after this seven rounds through the mud, after bench pressing the weekend, it appeared the Bengals had muscled through an NFL Draft like they never had before by selecting seven linemen on each side of the ball.

Kansas State Edge Hubert Arrives In Seventh Round To Finish Off Bengals Trench Draft
The 6-3, 258-pound Hubert was a defensive end at Kansas State and a freshman All-American and two-time first-team All-Big 12 selection. Last season he tied for eighth in the FBS with 8.5 sacks (also 27 tackles, 13 for loss, two forced fumbles).

Cincinnati Bengals add running back Pooka Williams as free agent, source says, after controversial stay with Kansas Jayhawks
Williams served a one-game suspension in 2019 against Indiana State after he was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery in 2018. According to the Lawrence Journal-World, Williams punched a woman in the stomach and grabbed her throat. Williams initially pled not guilty, according to the Kansas newspaper, before he later signed a diversion agreement in March 2019 to avoid a criminal conviction.

Cincinnati Bengals Get Mike Brown’s Guy: An Inside Look at Their Pursuit of Jackson Carman
Cincinnati's own Jackson Carman is making his way back to Queen City after the Bengals selected him with the 46th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Everyone knows Joe Burrow needs more time in the pocket and the Clemson alum is looking forward to having a big role in keeping his new quarterback upright this season.

NFL draft grades: Cincinnati Bengals 2021 letter grade roundup
The Cincinnati Bengals repeatedly attacked big needs in the 2021 NFL draft, especially focusing on the trenches on both sides of the football after starting things off with Ja’Marr Chase.

AFC draft grades: Chargers, Patriots, Browns, Bengals earn top marks
Cincinnati (A): The Bengals knew they had to go receiver-right tackle with their first two selections and they added Ja’Marr Chase and Jackson Carman, respectively. Third-round pick Joseph Ossai will provide an immediate pass-rush burst. Chase will win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

2021 NFL Draft: Cincinnati Bengals grades for Day 3 an OL, DL picks
A Friday evening draft trade with the New England Patriots gave the Cincinnati Bengals an assortment of picks on the final day of the draft. The Bengals entered day three of the 2021 NFL Draft with seven totals picks, the second most in the NFL. Only the Philadelphia Eagles had more selections with eight.

Three Down Look: Cincinnati Bengals Add Seven New Faces on Day Three of 2021 NFL Draft
The Bengals added Tulane defensive end Cam Sample, LSU defensive tackle Tyler Shelvin, ECU offensive tackle D'Ante Smith, Florida kicker Evan McPherson, Georgia center Trey Hill, Michigan running back Chris Evans, and Kansas State defensive end Wyatt Hubert.

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