Fans react to Bengals drafting Billy Price

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Fans of the Cincinnati Bengals react after the Bengals selected Dre Kirkpatrick
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The Cincinnati Bengals selected Ohio State center Billy Price with the 21st overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Here is what fans and players are saying.

The Cincinnati Bengals selected Ohio State center Billy Price with their first-round pick on Thursday night. Not a huge surprise to most people as Price has been a strong candidate for the Bengals in the week leading up to the NFL Draft. Cincinnati feels confident about Price’s recovery from his injury at the NFL combine and he should be ready for training camp in July.

Following the selection, Bengals fans and players took to Twitter about the selection by their favorite team. Even if Price wasn’t the top choice for you, Cincinnati is bolstering this offensive line and bringing in players for new offensive line coach Frank Pollack to work with. Speaking of Pollack, he has some high praise for Price after the selection.

“He’s been well coached,” Bengals offensive line coach Frank Pollack said. “He’s advanced, obviously, with some of the things he’s doing with his hands. He was a lot of fun to watch on tape that way. He’s got to come in and get going. Just again, get him out on the field sooner than later will be great, but have him in the classroom early and start learning our scheme and system and learn to speak our language if you will and get him rolling.”

Pollack also compared Price to his Pro Bowl center he developed in Dallas with his time with the Cowboys, Travis Frederick. Big words coming from the new offensive line coach which should bring optimism for Cincinnati fans going forward. Pollack helped develop the Cowboys elite offensive line over the last four years and now getting players to help build one hopefully for the Bengals.

Let’s take a look at how some fans reacted to the selection of Price.

Most Cincinnati fans are ecstatic about getting to watch the center they’ve watched the last four years at Ohio State now wearing orange and black. Whether you wanted Frank Ragnow, James Daniels, or Price, there has to be optimism in the Bengals continuing to bolster their offensive line and give quarterback Andy Dalton some protection in 2018. Price sure seems excited about his selection.

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With day two just around the corner, will the Bengals continue making offensive line picks with their three picks on Friday night? There are still some linemen left that could go in the second and third rounds that could help continue the building of this new Bengals offensive line. What are your thoughts on the first round of the draft?

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