Bengals Rumors: Cincinnati Targeting A Rising Defensive End Prospect At #21?

The Cincinnati Bengals are on the lookout for pass rushers in the 2015 NFL Draft, and they may have found a top target for their draft board.

Per Chase Goodbread of, "count the San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers among the NFL teams that have shown draft interest in Kentucky pass rusher Bud Dupree."

Dupree listed all three of those teams by name to reporters as teams he's met with over the past few weeks. Another report mentions the Atlanta Falcons, sitting at pick #8, as another team that has conferred with Dupree.

The 49ers (#15), Chargers (#17) and Bengals (#21) all select within six picks of each other in the first round of the draft's first round on April 30th. Most of the elite projected pass rushers other than Dupree could be gone by then, meaning that Dupree could be the top name left when Cincinnati makes its selection at #21.

However, Dupree's draft stock has been steadily on the rise in recent weeks -- leading to doubts that he'll even be around by then.

Stay tuned.

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