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The Cincinnati Bengals are a National Football League (NFL) franchise founded as an expansion team of the American Football League in 1968. They joined the National Football League as a result of the 1970 AFL–NFL merger.[1] The Bengals' first draft selection was Bob Johnson, a center from the University of Tennessee. The team's most recent first round selection was Billy Price, a center from the Ohio State University. The Bengals have selected the number one overall pick in the draft three times. They have also selected the second overall pick two times and the third overall pick four times. The team's four selections from the University of Alabama are the most chosen by the Bengals from one university.

Every year during April, each NFL franchise seeks to add new players to its roster through a collegiate draft known as "the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting", which is more commonly known as the NFL Draft. Teams are ranked in inverse order based on the previous season's record, with the worst record picking first, and the second worst picking second and so on. The two exceptions to this order are made for teams that appeared in the previous Super Bowl; the Super Bowl champion always picks 32nd, and the Super Bowl loser always picks 31st. Teams have the option of trading away their picks to other teams for different picks, players, cash, or a combination thereof. Thus, it is not uncommon for a team's actual draft pick to differ from their assigned draft pick, or for a team to have extra or no draft picks in any round due to these trades.

The Bengals traded their 1989 first round draft pick to the Atlanta Falcons for Atlanta's 1989 second round, fourth round, and tenth round draft picks.[2][3]


Table key
^ Indicates the player was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
* Selected number one overall
Indicates the player was selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.
The Bengals did not draft a player in the first round that year.
Year Each year links to an article about that particular NFL Draft.
Pick Indicates the number of the pick within the first round
Position Indicates the position of the player in the NFL
College The player's college football team

Player selections Edit

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Cincinnati Bengals first-round draft picks
Year Pick Player name Position College Notes
1968 &00000000000000020000002 Johnson, BobBob Johnson C Tennessee AFL All-Star, #54 retired by Bengals.[4]
1969 &00000000000000050000005 Cook, GregGreg Cook QB Cincinnati AFL Rookie of the Year[5]
1970 &00000000000000070000007 Reid, MikeMike Reid DT Penn State 2-time Pro Bowler, 2-time All-Pro.[6]
1971 &000000000000001500000015 Holland, VernonVernon Holland OT Tennessee State
1972 &00000000000000020000002 White, ShermanSherman White DE California
1973 &000000000000001500000015 Curtis, IsaacIsaac Curtis WR San Diego State 4-time Pro Bowler, 3-time All-Pro[7]
1974 &000000000000002300000023 Kollar, BillBill Kollar DE Montana State
1975 &000000000000001400000014 Cameron, GlennGlenn Cameron DE Florida
1976 &000000000000001100000011 Brooks, BillyBilly Brooks WR Oklahoma
&000000000000002400000024 Griffin, ArchieArchie Griffin RB Ohio State 2-time Heisman Trophy winner[8]
1977 &00000000000000030000003 Edwards, EddieEddie Edwards DE Miami
&00000000000000080000008 Whitley, WilsonWilson Whitley DT Houston
&000000000000002200000022 Cobb, MikeMike Cobb TE Michigan State
1978 &00000000000000080000008 Browner, RossRoss Browner DE Notre Dame
&000000000000001600000016 Bush, BlairBlair Bush C Washington
1979 &00000000000000030000003 Thompson, JackJack Thompson QB Washington State
&000000000000001200000012 Alexander, CharlesCharles Alexander RB Louisiana State
1980 &00000000000000030000003 Muñoz, AnthonyAnthony Muñoz^ OT USC 11-time Pro Bowler, Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee[9]
1981 &000000000000001000000010 Verser, DavidDavid Verser WR Kansas
1982 &000000000000002600000026 Collins, GlenGlen Collins DE Mississippi State
1983 &000000000000002500000025 Rimington, DaveDave Rimington C Nebraska 2-time Outland Trophy winner, Lombardi Award winner[10]
1984 &00000000000000070000007 Hunley, RickyRicky Hunley LB Arizona College Football Hall of Fame inductee
&000000000000001600000016 Koch, PetePete Koch NT Maryland
&000000000000002800000028 Blados, BrianBrian Blados OT North Carolina
1985 &000000000000001300000013 Brown, EddieEddie Brown WR Miami 1-time Pro Bowler[11]
&000000000000002500000025 King, EmanuelEmanuel King LB Alabama
1986 &000000000000001100000011 Kelly, JoeJoe Kelly LB Washington
&000000000000002100000021 McGee, TimTim McGee WR Tennessee
1987 &000000000000001700000017 Buck, JasonJason Buck DL BYU
1988 &00000000000000050000005 Dixon, RickeyRickey Dixon DB Oklahoma
1989 No pick The Bengals traded their first round draft pick to the Atlanta Falcons[3]
1990 &000000000000001200000012 Francis, JamesJames Francis LB Baylor
1991 &000000000000001800000018 Williams, AlfredAlfred Williams DE Colorado 1-time Pro Bowler[12]
1992 &00000000000000060000006 Klingler, DavidDavid Klingler QB Houston
&000000000000002800000028 Williams, DarrylDarryl Williams DB Miami
1993 &00000000000000050000005 Copeland, JohnJohn Copeland DE Alabama
1994 &00000000000000010000001 Wilkinson, DanDan Wilkinson* DT Ohio State
1995 &00000000000000010000001 Carter, Ki-JanaKi-Jana Carter* RB Penn State
1996 &000000000000001000000010 Anderson, WillieWillie Anderson OT Auburn 4-time Pro Bowler[13]
1997 &000000000000001400000014 Wilson, ReinardReinard Wilson LB Florida State
1998 &000000000000001300000013 Spikes, TakeoTakeo Spikes LB Auburn 2-time Pro Bowler[14]
&000000000000001700000017 Simmons, BrianBrian Simmons LB North Carolina
1999 &00000000000000030000003 Smith, AkiliAkili Smith QB Oregon
2000 &00000000000000040000004 Warrick, PeterPeter Warrick WR Florida State
2001 &00000000000000040000004 Smith, JustinJustin Smith DE Missouri 5-time Pro Bowler[15]
2002 &000000000000001000000010 Jones, LeviLevi Jones OT Arizona
2003 &00000000000000010000001 Palmer, CarsonCarson Palmer* QB USC 2-time Pro Bowler, Heisman Trophy winner[16]
2004 &000000000000002600000026 Perry, ChrisChris Perry RB Michigan Doak Walker Award winner[17]
2005 &000000000000001700000017 Pollack, DavidDavid Pollack LB Georgia Chuck Bednarik Award winner, Lott Trophy winner, Lombardi Award winner, 2-time Ted Hendricks Award winner[18]
2006 &000000000000002400000024 Joseph, JohnathanJohnathan Joseph DB South Carolina 2-time Pro Bowler
2007 &000000000000001800000018 Hall, LeonLeon Hall DB Michigan
2008 &00000000000000090000009 Rivers, KeithKeith Rivers LB USC
2009 &00000000000000060000006 Smith, AndreAndre Smith OT Alabama
2010 &000000000000002100000021 Gresham, JermaineJermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma 2-time Pro Bowler[19]
2011 &00000000000000040000004 Green, A. J.A. J. Green WR Georgia 7-time Pro Bowler[20]
2012 &000000000000001700000017 Kirkpatrick, DreDre Kirkpatrick DB Alabama
&000000000000002700000027 Zeitler, KevinKevin Zeitler OG Wisconsin
2013 &000000000000002100000021 Eifert, TylerTyler Eifert TE Notre Dame 1-time Pro Bowler[21]
2014 &000000000000002400000024 Dennard, DarquezeDarqueze Dennard DB Michigan State Jim Thorpe Award winner[22]
2015 &000000000000002100000021 Ogbuehi, CedricCedric Ogbuehi OT Texas A&M
2016 &000000000000002400000024 Jackson III, WilliamWilliam Jackson III DB Houston
2017 &00000000000000090000009 Ross, JohnJohn Ross WR Washington
2018 &000000000000002100000021 Price, BillyBilly Price C Ohio State
2019 &000000000000001100000011 Williams, JonahJonah Williams OT Alabama

References Edit

  1. "Historical Moments". Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  2. "1989 NFL Draft Pick Transactions". Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Pro Football Draft History: 1989". Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  4. "Bob Johnson". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  5. "Former AFL Rookie of the Year, Bengals QB Cook dies". January 28, 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  6. "Mike Reid". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  7. "Isaac Curtis". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  8. "Heisman Winners". Archived from the original on 1 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  9. "Anthony Munoz". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  10. "Dave Rimington". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  11. "Eddie Brown". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  12. "Alfred Williams". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  13. "Willie Anderson". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  14. "Takeo Spikes". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  15. "Justin Smith". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  16. "Carson Palmer". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  17. "Chris Perry". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  18. "David Pollack". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  19. "Jermaine Gresham". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  20. "A.J. Green". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  21. "Tyler Eifert". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  22. "Darqueze Dennard". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
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