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Mock Draft: Cincinnati Bengals Select Local Linebacker at 21
April 22nd, 2012 at 3:29 PM
With the 21st pick in the Sports Media 101 NFL mock draft, the Cincinnati Bengals selected linebacker, Luke Kuechly, from Boston College. This pick was a surprise to both us at Bengals 101 making the pick as well as to fans. Nobody anticipated Kuechly being available this late. Such is the...

Five Mid/Late Round Picks Who Would Look Great in Stripes
April 21st, 2012 at 1:13 PM
 ***PHOTO1***Much attention will be paid to the two first round picks the Cincinnati Bengals have in this year's draft and the immediate impact they might provide. Championship teams are built through prudent late round drafting, however. Here's a list of players who may be available in rounds 4-7 who are...

Mock Draft: Cincinnati Bengals Take Stanford Guard at 17
April 20th, 2012 at 4:06 PM
All of the writers in the Sports Media 101 network completed a mock draft earlier this month with each beat writer drafting for his team. In the case of teams not yet covered with the network, we drafted some writers from other beats to make their picks. Here is a list...

Number of High Draft Picks No Guarantee for the Cincinnati Bengals
April 19th, 2012 at 1:15 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** When the NFL Draft commences a week from tonight, the Cincinnati Bengals will have three picks in the first two rounds. Fans (including Bengals 101) have been salivating for some time now over the potential that adding three highly valued players brings to an already talented young team.  Last season, Cincinnati...

Keith Rivers Deal Gives Cincinnati Bengals Three 5th Round Picks
April 13th, 2012 at 12:07 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals are bursting with draft picks for this year's NFL Draft. Not only do they have two first round picks thanks to the Carson Palmer deal, but they now have three selections in the fifth round thanks to last year's trade of Chad Ochocinco and this week's dealing...

Cincinnati Bengals Moves Won’t Affect Draft Strategy
April 12th, 2012 at 2:20 PM
Yesterday's trading of Keith Rivers and signing of Terence Newman won't have any appreciable effect on how the Cincinnati Bengals choose their 2012 draft class. With the draft only two weeks away, these moves don't really satisfy any of the team's roster needs. Trading Rivers thins the herd a bit at...

Character Counts: Why the Cincinnati Bengals Should Stay Away from Janoris Jenkins
April 11th, 2012 at 11:42 AM
***PHOTO1***That the Cincinnati Bengals have been among the leaders in the NFL in players arrested over the past decade is hardly news (insert your joke about the stripes on their uniforms). We have seen in recent years, however, a concerted effort on the part of Mike Brown and Marvin Lewis...

Vacation Coming to an End for Cincinnati Bengals Veterans
April 10th, 2012 at 1:18 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals announced their off season workout schedule today. Voluntary team workouts at Paul Brown Stadium are set to commence next Monday, April 16. Organized Team Activities (OTAs) begin after the draft. The rookies will have their own mini-camp on May 11-13. The team is scheduled to work together in...

Could Cincinnati Bengals End up Signing Michael Floyd at Receiver?
April 8th, 2012 at 2:39 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals are fairly set on what they're after with their two first round draft picks. They would like to grab an interior lineman and most likely a cornerback with those two selections. A lot can happen before the Bengals make their first pick at 17, however, which is...

Cincinnati Bengals Now Begin to Focus on NFL Draft
April 1st, 2012 at 2:15 PM
With the lion's share of free agency past, the Cincinnati Bengals now turn their attention to finalizing their draft board for April 26th's NFL Draft. Looking at the collection of mock drafts being done across print and electronic media, there's a wide variety of ideas on how the Bengals will...

Cincinnati Bengals in Talks to Move up to Grab Trent Richardson
February 29th, 2012 at 3:07 PM
***PHOTO1*** With two first round draft picks, the Cincinnati Bengals are one of a handful of NFL teams in position to wheel and deal for better draft position. Nationalfootballauthority.com is reporting that the Bengals are in serious talks with the Arizona Cardinals to possibly trade up to the Cardinals' 13th pick,...

Will the Cincinnati Bengals Gamble on Character Issues?
February 29th, 2012 at 1:14 PM
***PHOTO1***The NFL Draft is like a poker game where teams place there bets on "hands" they think will win the pot. The gambles taken in the past by the Cincinnati Bengals on character issues haven't worked out too well. The team is synonymous throughout the NFL for having more players...

Cincinnati Bengals Will Have Difficult Decision at Cornerback
February 28th, 2012 at 3:47 PM
The final day of the NFL Scouting Combine saw potential defensive backs on display. The Cincinnati Bengals, who will be in the market for at least one cornerback and safety during the draft, have some big decisions to consider between now and draft day. What was one of the deepest positions...

Cleveland Browns in Position to Make a Run in AFC North
February 27th, 2012 at 5:00 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** The Cleveland Browns were on the outside looking in this season as all three of their rivals in the AFC North made the playoffs while the Browns stayed home. Through a series of shrewd moves last year and some wise personnel moves, the Browns may be poised to challenge that...

Cincinnati Bengals Draft Targets Performing Well at NFL Combine
February 26th, 2012 at 3:51 PM
Potential draft targets for the Cincinnati Bengals are performing quite well this weekend at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. While these isolated drills have to be taken for what they're worth, they show that the players the team has targeted because of their appearance on game film have a...

Marvin Lewis Speaks at the NFL Combine
February 24th, 2012 at 8:20 PM
***PHOTO1***Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis spoke to the media at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis addressing a variety of subjects, including his own future with the club. Lewis was asked about his pending "lame duck" status with the club as he currently is heading into the 2012 season with...

Does the NFL Combine Really Tell Us Anything?
February 24th, 2012 at 12:03 PM
The NFL Scouting Combine is underway in Indianapolis, drawing scouts, coaches and front office personnel from all over the NFL to size up (literally) this year's prospects for the NFL Draft. As usual, there is also an accompanying throng of media from all over the NFL to analyze and project...

Cincinnati Bearcat Isaiah Pead Wins Senior Bowl MVP
January 29th, 2012 at 12:12 PM
University of Cincinnati standout running back Isaiah Pead probably just made himself a whole lot of money with his performance yesterday in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL. Pead capped off a week of practice where he opened the eyes of several NFL scouts by leading the North squad in...

Senior Bowl Practice May Help Clarify Cincinnati Bengals Draft Plans
January 26th, 2012 at 2:44 PM
After three days of practice in pads, several of college football's senior prospects have risen dramatically on draft boards because of their performances. On the other hand, a few who were highly touted might have slipped a little bit because of poor showings. One of the main benefits of Senior...

Cincinnati Bengals Coaching Staff in Mobile to Scout Senior Bowl
January 24th, 2012 at 12:59 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals coaches aren't coaching in the Senior Bowl this year, but like other NFL coaches, they've taken up residence in Mobile, AL this week to take a look at the senior prospects available in this year's NFL Draft. Besides the NFL scouting combine, the Senior Bowl is the...