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Bengals News (4/19): Local Pro Day

The Bengals are holding their Pro Day for local prospects to show what they have prior to the draft.

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Bengals reveal list of local pro day prospects before Tuesday’s event
An annual opportunity for local-based prospects to work out for a local NFL team, this year’s event features a handful of big names. One of those is Cincinnati Bearcats wide receiver Alec Pierce, a guy the Bengals have already had close contact with during the build to the draft.

Joseph Ossai Looks To Return And Give Bengals Edgy Depth
How about a guy that already knows the Bengals' playbook well enough that he's already called a stunt with Sam Hubbard? Already, he's got seven pressures in one game. Already he has 38 NFL snaps under his belt, one of them against new Bengals right guard Alex Cappa. And he's already sacked Tom Brady.

Five Ohio State Draft Prospects to Participate in Cincinnati Bengals’ Local Pro Day
Defensive tackles Haskell Garrett and Antwuan Jackson, cornerback Demario McCall, tight end Jeremy Ruckert and running back Master Teague will all be in the Queen City on Tuesday looking to impress the defending AFC champions just nine days before the start of the 2022 NFL draft.

Cincinnati Bengals Land Top Cornerback, Address Other Key Weaknesses in Mock Draft
The Bengals have plenty of needs going into the 2022 NFL Draft. The downside of making a run to the Super Bowl is they're picking at the end of every round. Despite that, they were able to address those needs and upgrade their roster in mock draft 3.0.

Bengals: Ja’Marr Chase outpaced 25 NFL teams in one incredible stat
On his way to leading the Bengals in receiving with 1,455 yards and 13 touchdowns (18.0 per-catch average), Chase racked up 22 catches of 20-plus yards.

Cincinnati Bengals DE Trey Hendrickson Makes Taylor Lewan's List of Best Trash Talkers
"A sleeper to me is Trey Hendrickson. The D-End from the Bengals," Lewan said. "I played him when he was with the Saints and he got like a sack and a half on me, I had a tough game. And the beginning of the game we're playing in the playoffs and I like got in his face a little bit and he was like 'remember what happened last time. You remember what happened last time.' Damn, this dude keeps receipts."

Mount Lookout to name Bengals coach Zac Taylor 'Citizen of the Year'
Mount Lookout officials say he brought national attention to their neighborhood by hand-delivering commemorative game balls to local businesses.

Bengals 2022 Draft Analysis - Quarterback: Team in enviable spot
All Burrow did in his second season as the starter following his selection with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 draft was finish second in the NFL in passer rating (108.3), toss a single-season franchise record 34 touchdowns passes and pass for a single-season franchise record 4,611 yards in leading the Bengals to the playoffs for the first time since 2015 and then helping them reach the Super Bowl.

Around the league

Charles Davis 2022 NFL mock draft 2.0: Steelers surprise with fast-rising QB
With the 2022 NFL Draft just around the corner, here's my second crack at how Round 1 will unfold. The draft always delivers surprises, but this year feels even more unpredictable than usual, and I've tried to reflect that in this mock, with my final first-round projection coming out next week.

Marcus Mariota on potential of Falcons drafting a quarterback: 'I'll give as much advice and knowledge as I can'
"If it's not me, it's OK, too," Mariota told NFL Network's Steve Wyche in a piece for the Falcons' team website. "I've been in this situation before. It's a 'control what I can control,' mindset. I have no ego. I can be an ear and listen. Teams are going to do what they're going to do. If they do draft someone, I'll give as much advice and knowledge as I can. If not, I'm ready to roll."

2022 NFL Draft: Breece Hall and Tyler Linderbaum head Next Gen Stats model's can't-miss prospects
At Next Gen Stats, we believe that the most effective draft strategy an NFL team can employ is one that fuses together the expertise of talent evaluators with robust data analytics. Three years ago, we set out to test the numbers side of the equation. Can we predict (with reasonable accuracy) whether a prospect will become a starter within his first three seasons in the NFL? What about his odds of making a Pro Bowl?

Despite initial 'shock' of losing Tyreek Hill, Patrick Mahomes knows Chiefs have 'got to keep rolling'
However, each season Mahomes has been at the helm, he's been flanked by Tyreek Hill at wide receiver. That will change in the 2022 season, of course, with Hill having been traded to the Miami Dolphins and reeling in a huge new contract.