Best Stories From The 2021 NFL Draft

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LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase walks down the runway after he was chosen with fifth pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Cleveland.

The Bengals emerged from the 2021 NFL Draft with quite a haul making 10 selections, seven of those player were offensive and defensive linemen.

In case you missed it, here is some of the best stories from the 2021 NFL Draft.

Inside The Pick: Why The Bengals Opted For Ja'Marr Chase, Burrow's Partner In Rhyme

The Bengals weren't all that different from everybody else and seemed to have LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase, Florida tight end Kyle Pitts and Oregon left tackle Penei Sewell in a virtual dead heat on top of the Paul Brown Stadium draft board, which, nowadays, is really virtual. So what helped the Bengals select Chase at No. 5? 

Analysts Give High Marks To Bengals Draft Class

The 2021 NFL Draft is complete with all 259 picks officially in the books. Here's a roundup of what NFL draft analysts are saying about the Bengals draft class.

Bengals Draft Picks By The Numbers

The Bengals unveiled the jersey numbers of their 2021 draft class and they literally ran the gamut with LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase taking No. 1 for the first time in franchise history and college teammate Tyler Shelvin hauling down No. 99.

Bengals Go Big In AFC North Push Back 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.

Ton Of Work Yields 'BMG' Draft For Bengals

A few behind-the scenes vignettes from the weekend on how the Bengals attacked this most unusual of drafts.

Focused Chase Stakes His Claim As "Uno," As Bengals Line It Up

Ja'Marr Chase, the first Bengal born in the 21st century, has a thing about numbers. "And I'm wearing No. 1," says Chase, who is also the first Bengal assigned the index finger during his Friday visit to Paul Brown Stadium. "It's a legacy I can leave now. Start up the new and keep it going. I'm just thankful for the opportunity start a legacy and keep it going."

The Chase Is On For Bengals: "I'm going to break every record they've got'

Ja'Marr Chase has been drafted like A.J. Green but he talks like Chad Johnson, celebrates with end-zone dances like Chad Ocho Cinco and brings college accomplishments like no rookie NFL wide receiver before him.

Bengals Chase Down Prized Burrow Target At No. 5

The Bengals re-united college football's record-breaking quarterback-receiver combination during Thursday night's first round of the NFL Draft with the hope that LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase can help Joe Burrow repeat history with a Super Bowl championship.