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NFL Draft Rumors: Cincinnati Bengals not expected to trade up

The NFL Draft is just around the corner and teams are starting to look at what they can do to make sure they don’t waste an opportunity to upgrade their team with young talent. One way to make sure you get the talent you need is to trade up but that’s something the Cincinnati Bengals are unlikely to make.

According to Coley Harvey from ESPN.com, the chances that the Bengals trade down are pretty low.

It’s doubtful any trade-ups are happening for the Bengals. That is just a practice they haven’t really exercised much in recent seasons, and they have little incentive to try to pull off a draft-day trade this year.

There’s really no one that the Bengals can trade up for and justifiably do so. There is talk of taking Teddy Bridgewater but trading for him makes little sense and moving up for Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is an admirable idea but one mistaken one.

Chances are, the Bengals will stand pat and let the chips fall where they may and take whoever ends up sliding down the draft board to them in the late first.

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